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President Vladimir Putin announced the extension of Russia’s nationwide “non-working week” until April 30 after the country registered a sharp increase in coronavirus cases on Thursday. Confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia spiked overnight with 771 new cases registered across the country.
Speaking in a televised address, Putin said the paid non-working week, originally scheduled from March 28 to April 5, “won us time” to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Thursday’s announcement comes after health officials on Wednesday called for an extension to the week off to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “We could make additional decisions depending on how the situation develops. If circumstances allow, we will shorten the required non-working days,” Putin said.
Dozens of regions throughout Russia have gone into lockdown this week as part of new preventative measures against COVID-19.
The source: The Moscow Times