The Head of the Federal Consumer Rights Protection Service (Rospotrebnadzor), Anna Popova, suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin make non-working days between the May holidays (May 1 and May 9) due to the situation with coronavirus infection in the country, RIA News reports.
It is noted that a break between the holidays would force Russians to make more trips by public transport, coming back to cities and leaving them. In turn, the extension of the days off will make the epidemiological forecast more stable. The President agreed with the idea of extending the May holidays. It is specified that the holidays this year will last from May 1 to May 10. The corresponding decree was already signed today, on April 23.
“I myself have said several times that both at the federal and regional levels I will urge all colleagues to listen to the opinion of specialists, virologists, those who not just professionally understand these issues, but who are fighting infection, especially in the last year, having received in-depth information about COVID-19. If you think it is necessary, well, we will do so, and today I will sign the corresponding decree,” Putin said.