Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to submit a national action plan for economic recovery by June 1. This is stated in the list of instructions from the head of state, given following a meeting with top officials of the Russian Federation, held on April 28.
The heads of the Federal subjects and representatives of all-Russian business associations should be involved in the development of the plan. The plan is expected to provide “employment and income recovery, economic growth, and long-term structural changes in the economy.”
By May 20, the Cabinet of Ministers should work out the issue of increasing the maximum amount of budget credit for regions with a refund in December this year. If necessary, the relevant changes can be made to the country’s legislation.
In addition, the government is instructed to consider establishing a procedure for preferential calculation of the length of service of medical personnel for the period of their work with COVID-19 patients.
On April 28, the head of state held a meeting with the governors, during which, among other things, he extended the non-working days with pay that had been in effect since March 30 until May 11. Putin government also instructed to prepare a plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions from may 12. At the same time, the President stressed that the measures taken in some regions may not be suitable for others, because the spread of infection in the regions occurs in different ways.
On May 6, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said at a meeting with Putin concerning Economy Recovery that the Agency had prepared recommendations for the removal of restrictive measures. It is expected that this process will take place in three stages.
According to data from May 11 by Russian government, 221,344 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Russia. Over the entire period of the epidemic, 2009 people died in the country, and 39,801 patients were cured.