Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova to introduce non-working days in the country from October 30 to November 7. Non-working days are announced with payroll. This measure is forced due to the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection.
In some regions, which are breaking records for the incidence of Covid-19, forced vacations may be introduced from October 23, by decision of the governors.
Also among the announced measures: the termination of the work of catering and entertainment establishments in the period from 23.00 to 6.00; for the period of vaccination, workers will be given 2 days off.
Vladimir Putin also approved measures to support business proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov. Among the main proposals: in the sectors of small and medium-sized businesses, to make payments in the amount of the minimum wage (the minimum wage, now it is 12 792 rubles) per employee, these payments will require 27 billion rubles; to resume the program of credit support for the affected business, on which about 40 billion rubles could be spent.
According to Tatyana Golikova, “the increase in mortality is of particular concern,” for several days the number of deaths from COVID-19 has exceeded 1 per day. More than 27% of hospital beds for patients with COVID-90 are occupied in 19 regions, and 18 constituent entities of the Russian Federation have reached a critical level of mortality.