Expired Bank cards can be used until July 1. This was announced on Friday, April 17, by the head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina at an online conference.
You will not need to reissue your cards before this date. Such measures are being introduced against the background of the situation with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the country.
Nabiullina also called an increase in the key rate unlikely, as the main scenario will be considered its reduction. The head of the Central Bank spoke about the prospects of changing the key rate in 2020 during an online conference on April 3.
The spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the infectious disease COVID-19 with a likely complication in the form of pneumonia, began in late December last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan. On March 11, the world health organization declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus infection in Russia has reached 32,007.