After a videoconference with President Mr. Putin Vologda Region Governor briefed on gradual, phased relaxing of restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic.
As the period of non-working days announced earlier expired on May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting, via videoconference, on the sanitary and epidemiological situation and new measures to support the country’s population and the national economy.
All the regions drafted their respective plans based on the recommendations from the Government, Rospotrebnadzor, chief sanitary doctors and the State Council working group. The epidemiological situation varies across the regions. That is why the regions were given flexibility with their decisions that were commensurate with the level of risk.
According to the Governor, starting May 12, the Vologda Region will resume the operations of backbone industries, including construction and industrial production where operations do not involve direct contact with consumers. It will be necessary to maintain both general sanitary requirements and additional preventive measures at the enterprises. Regions and government institutions at all levels now bear exceptional responsibility for lifting restrictions or determining how specific companies should operate.
The relaxing of the restrictions will require a significant amount of time. On May 12, this period of non-working days for the entire country and all branches of the economy comes to an end. But the fight against the epidemic goes on.
The work restrictions that were enacted from March through May had a negative effect on many sectors of the economy. The Russian Government has offered federal support, so that small and medium-sized companies, as well as backbone companies preserve jobs.
The Russian President also proposed new support measures for families with children.