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Putin declared non-working next week

Putin declared non-working next week
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President Vladimir Putin in an address to the residents of Russia said that he would make the next week inactive. Measures will be taken to prevent the threat of the rapid spread of coronavirus in the country.

“I declare the next week non-working, with the preservation of wages. That is, the weekend will last from Saturday, March 28, to Sunday, April 5, ”the president said.

According to him, all life support structures, medical institutions, pharmacies, shops, banks, transport organizations, as well as authorities at all levels will continue to work.

Putin has already signed a decree, which notes that from March 30 to April 3 are considered non-working days with salary. However, this does not apply to employees of continuously operating, medical and pharmacy organizations, enterprises that provide the population with food and essential goods, companies that provide emergency repair and handling services.

Putin urged not to rely on "maybe" and noted that the situation could affect everyone. In order to prevent the events in Russia happening now with the coronavirus in Europe and the USA, the president called on residents to follow the recommendations of doctors and authorities, to show discipline and responsibility.

“And believe me, the safest thing now is to be at home,” Putin said.

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