Putin assesses the possibility of reducing the number of non-working days in April
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he will consult with virologist experts about the possibility of reducing the number of non-working days in April.
“It is very important to hear your opinion, what do you think, whether it will be possible to reduce the number of days when many enterprises in the country do not work, whether it is possible in the near future, what are your forecasts for the near future,” the head of state said on Tuesday, April 7, during a meeting with experts on combating the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier in the day, Rostrud told about the level of earnings of Russians working from April 4 to April 30. According to the service, this category of citizens receives a regular, not an increased salary.
On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the week from March 30 to April 5 will be a non-working week for Russians with wages saved. This was done in order to reduce the number of people in public places and thus stop the spread of coronavirus infection.
On April 2, it extended the non-working days until the end of the month. According to the President, if the epidemiological situation improves, the period of forced self-isolation may be reduced.
As of April 7, 7497 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Russia, 1154 of them in the last 24 hours. 494 people were cured and 58 patients died.