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Specialists evaluate measures to combat Coronavirus globally: Russia as case study

Moscow Digital School expert Irina Murashenkova assessed approaches to solving the problem of coronavirus in the Russia in a conversation with Izvestia.

Earlier on April 2, Vladimir Putin made a televised address to the Russians and announced the extension of non-working days until April 30, inclusive, with the preservation of wages.

According to Murashenkova, there is no doubt that it is necessary to take measures related to limiting the spread of the virus. This means that the decisions of the authorities should be aimed at ensuring the safety of life and health of citizens.

“In his speech, the President of Russia outlined the approaches of the state authorities to solving the problem of the spread of coronavirus, according to which the regional authorities are given the right to make decisions regarding restrictions imposed in a particular region and measures taken, including determining the list of enterprises and organizations that maintain the same mode of operation, while others suspend their activities. It should be understood that such decisions also affect the economic situation in the regions, as well as determine the prospects of the region in the future, ” Murashenkova said.

In the context of relations and interaction of the power vertical, even the coordination of measures taken at the regional level with the relevant Federal structures does not remove responsibility from the regional authorities for the consequences of “coronavirus” decisions, including “negative growth” of the economy, the expert added.

In turn, Alexander Saveliev, Deputy Chairman of the Commission on legal support of the digital economy of the Russian bar Association, associate Professor of the HSE faculty of law, expressed concern in an interview with Izvestia about the introduction of QR codes in Moscow to control the isolation regime.

In his opinion, the application “Social control” requests an excessive amount of data to perform the stated function of fighting the spread of the virus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, April 3, instructed the government to increase the production of personal protective equipment and disinfection in the necessary volumes.

According to the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, as of April 3, 4149 people were infected with this infection in Russia, 34 patients were killed.


The most up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites “stopcoronavirus.RF” and “accessvsem.RF”, and is also available under the hashtag #Myvmeste. The hotline number is 8 (800) 2000-112.

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