“According to virologists, the peak of the epidemic in the world has not yet passed, including in our country. In this regard, I have decided to extend the regime of non-working days until the end of the month, that is, until April 30 inclusive,” the Russian leader said.
He specifically noted that the holidays "will pass with the preservation of the employees of their wages."
Speaking about the development of the situation, Putin raised the issue of further actions of the authorities. "Accepting them, we need to understand that the threat remains," the President stressed.
Note that after April 30 this year, five days off from May 1st to 5th begin, thanks to the Spring and Labor Day.
Earlier, by decree of Vladimir Putin, a non-working week with the preservation of wages was announced from March 30 to April 5.
At the same time, the president did not rule out a reduction in the period of non-working days if the situation with the coronavirus changes for the better.
“Taking into account the development of the situation, we will make additional decisions. And if the situation allows, we will adjust the announced period of forced non-working days in the direction of its reduction,” Vladimir Putin said.
He stressed that the main, unconditional criterion is the security, health and safety of Russians.
It is extremely important to ensure interaction between different levels of government: federal, regional, municipal, the head of state added. Putin added that in this regard, he instructed his authorized representatives in the federal districts to closely coordinate the work of the regions.
“All information should go to the coordinating council under the government to combat coronavirus, be processed there, analyzed and taken into account when making decisions. And of course, the actions of the regional authorities must necessarily be coordinated with the sanitary and epidemiological services,” the president said.