Vladimir Putin declared a non-working week from October 30 to November 7

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AK&M 20 October 2021 16:58

Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the proposal to declare non-working days throughout the country with the retention of wages for employees in the period from October 30 to November 7 inclusive. At the same time, the heads of the constituent entities of the Federation are allowed to introduce non-working days from October 23. He stated this at a meeting with members of the Government of the Russian Federation. The transcript is published on the Kremlin's website.

The heads of regions have been granted the right to establish additional measures. In this case, it is possible to additionally establish non-working days without waiting for October 30, that is, to do it before the period of non-working days established for the whole country or, if necessary, extend these non-working days for the period after November 7," the President added.

In addition, Vladimir Putin suggested using the opportunity of two non-working days after vaccination more widely. "After all, after vaccination, a certain number of people may have a fever, I had it after the second vaccination, 37 with a little, nevertheless, this is an increase in temperature. In principle, sitting at home for two days will only benefit. We just need to see how to use this mechanism, if it can be used more widely," he said, adding that wages should be maintained for employees.

Also during the meeting, he said that it is necessary to expand the volume of testing in order to identify infected people in a timely manner. "Testing needs to be improved and increased, this will ensure self-isolation of both those infected and people who were in contact with them, thereby "breaking" the chain of virus spread," the head of state said.