Russian Minister of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov said that the government is preparing rules for business during the transition period, when they will begin to remove restrictions due to the coronavirus.
He noted that the economy has become a hostage to the situation due to the quarantine, so only doctors can answer the question of when economic issues will begin to be resolved.
“Now the Rospotrebnadzor has already begun to develop, already offers businesses the rules that will allow them to work by removing restrictions. In other words, as soon as the situation allows, there should be clear rules for business, according to which during this temporary transition period, when the coronavirus will still exist, business can work,” he said on the TV channel “Russia 1” on Friday, April 24.
In particular, this applies to hairdressers, hotels, catering establishments and non-food retail. Reshetnikov noted that the current measures have frozen the economy, the sphere continues to bear costs, and in the absence of income, this creates costs that neither business nor the state can bear.
“So we will have to open up sooner or later,” he added.
However, Reshetnikov noted that the health of citizens is an absolute priority. Therefore, by the time the doctors allow you to “move”, all the necessary measures must be taken.
Earlier, Reshetnikov said that the Russian economy is losing about 100 billion rubles a day due to restrictions imposed against the background of the spread of the coronavirus. According to him, measures to support the domestic economy are comparable to those of other countries.
On Friday, the Central Bank of Russia lowered its forecast for GDP dynamics from growth of 1.5-2% to a fall of 4-6%. In the future, the regulator forecasts recovery growth of 2.8–4.8% in 2021 and 1.5-3.5% in 2022.
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