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Mishustin gave new instructions to fight the coronavirus


Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin gave a number of ministries and relevant departments new instructions following a joint meeting of the Presidium of the coordinating Council and the state Council working group on countering the spread of coronavirus on April 3. The relevant instructions were published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers on April 5.

The Ministry of health must transfer patients who are treated in Federal medical institutions to specially re-designated clinics for those infected with coronavirus.

The Ministry of health, together with Roszdravnadzor and top officials of the Russian regions, must provide the necessary number of medical personnel to medical institutions that treat those infected with coronavirus. In addition, it is necessary to check the readiness of medical facilities that are planned to deploy additional beds for patients with COVID-19, including the availability of beds with access to oxygen.

The Ministry of health and the Ministry of Finance should introduce a bill on the allocation of funds from the state budget to compensate state medical organizations for income due to the reduction in the volume of medical care within the territorial MHI due to coronavirus.

The Ministry of industry and trade needs to provide medical organizations and relevant services with means of protection as a matter of priority. The Agency must report to the government and submit a delivery schedule.

The Ministry of transport and the Ministry of foreign Affairs were instructed to work with China on the feasibility of organizing the export of Chinese citizens by flights who cannot return to their homeland.


The Ministry of communications and the Ministry of foreign Affairs were charged with creating a unified information system for identifying citizens who return to Russia. The system will help to eliminate the risks of spreading coronavirus by incoming passengers, including in case of possible violations of self-isolation and quarantine regimes.

According to the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus on April 5, the number of people infected with this infection in Russia reached 5389 people.


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