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Peskov specified the start time of Putin’s meeting on support measures because of COVID-19


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, May 6, will hold a meeting on the implementation of previously adopted support measures against the background of coronavirus infection in the country. It will take place around 16: 00. This was announced by the press Secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
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During the meeting, the President plans to discuss the effectiveness of the decisions made and problems in their implementation. The meeting will begin with Putin’s opening remarks.

“How it works, whether it works effectively, whether it works at all, whether there are difficulties, etc. We expect it to be around three-thirty, at four. Naturally, there will be Putin’s opening speech, ” Peskov said.

The open part of the meeting will consist of reports from the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova and the mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin. Also expected are speeches by the Ministers of labor and social protection Anton Kotyakov, health-Mikhail Murashko and economic development-Maxim Reshetnikov, as well as the Deputy head of the Ministry of construction and housing and communal services Nikita Stasishin.

The meeting will also discuss the issue of phasing out restrictive measures in the country imposed against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, Peskov said. According to him, the details of the corresponding plan should be presented by Popova during her speech.

Peskov added that today Putin also has a separate meeting with the head of Rosgvardiya Viktor Zolotov and a meeting on economic issues in closed mode.


On may 4, Peskov said that the phased plan to remove restrictive measures due to coronavirus should take into account the specifics of the regions. At the same time, he announced that Putin will hold a meeting on may 6, during which recommendations for a phased exit from the restrictions will be discussed.

On April 28, Putin decided to extend the non-working days until may 11. On April 30, the head of state instructed the government to prepare information on how the measures taken in March-April to support citizens and entrepreneurs in the fight against coronavirus are being implemented. By may 5, the government and Rospotrebnadzor, in contact with the state Council working group, must submit proposals to the head of state for a phased exit from quarantine restrictions after the may holidays.



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