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Confronted with the coronavirus, Vladimir Putin decrees subsequent week unemployed

The week of March 30 will probably be idle in Russia, to gradual the progress of the coronavirus pandemic. This was introduced by President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, including that the favored vote scheduled for April 22 on his constitutional reform was postponed.

In a uncommon speech to the nation on Wednesday, March 25, Vladimir Putin introduced the postponement of the favored vote scheduled for April 22 on his constitutional reform, and declared the week of March 30 unemployed in Russia, with the intention to gradual the progress of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I contemplate that the vote ought to be postponed to a later date," he stated within the televised speech. He added that dealing with the Covid-19, "the most secure at the moment (was to) be at house".

The final speech of this kind from Vladimir Putin dates again to the summer season of 2018 and anxious a much-criticized reform of the pension system that had undermined its recognition. In any other case, the president historically makes just one televised speech per 12 months, on December 31 to current his needs to the nation.

The variety of formally established instances in Russia has continued to extend quickly, though it’s nonetheless low in comparison with Western Europe. From 495 sufferers listed on Tuesday, Russia elevated to 658 on Wednesday.

With AFP

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