Putin is Lifting the Period of Non-Working in Russia From Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will lift the non-working period imposed in Russia to curb the spread of the coronavirus from Tuesday.


“As of tomorrow, May 12, the national non-working day period will be over for all sectors of the economy,” Putin said in a televised speech.

The decision is part of a gradual relaxation of lockdown measures in Russia, but individual regions will have to adapt their approach to the different local conditions, he added.

Certain sectors of the economy, such as construction and agriculture, may resume operations if they follow safety rules, the president said.

Major events will still be banned across the country, and all hygiene measures will continue to apply. Putin said that Russians aged 65 and over should still stay at home.

The president also announced new social benefits for families with children and new support measures for the Russian economy.

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