Almost 200 billion rubles will be allocated to support families with children. This was announced on April 6 on the TV channel “Russia 24” by the head of the Ministry of labor Anton Kotyakov.
“In General, almost 200 billion rubles will be allocated to support families with children, because 140 billion is only the amount of payments that are supposed to families with children aged three to seven years,” he said.
In addition, about 65 billion rubles will be allocated for unemployment benefits and the changed procedure for paying sick leave.
“I will also note the payment, which will be aimed at supporting citizens who have applied to employment centers. These are so-called unemployment benefits. This is about 30 billion rubles. And about 35 billion rubles will be allocated to the changed procedure for paying sick leave, ” Kotyakov added.
On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official address to the nation due to the spread of coronavirus in the country. In his message, he proposed a whole set of measures aimed at supporting citizens and the business community.
Putin announced plans to equate the minimum sick pay to the minimum Wage, increase unemployment benefits and introduce credit holidays for those whose incomes have fallen by 30%.
On April 2, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers approved the procedure for registration of sick leave and payment of temporary disability benefits for persons over 65 years of age who are self-isolated due to coronavirus. Sick lists will be formed from 6 to 19 April for 14 calendar days in the form of an electronic document, payments will be made at the same time on the seventh day from the date of registration of electronic sick leave.
The cost of increasing the payment of sick leave to the minimum Wage was previously calculated in the Ministry of labor.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 190 countries around the world. On March 11, who declared a coronavirus pandemic.
In Russia, 954 new cases of coronavirus were registered per day. Thus, the total number of people infected in the country was 6343, 47 people died from the infection. Cases were recorded in 80 regions.