In order to struggle against the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian authorities extended the non-work regime in the country until May 11 inclusive, declared the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, during the meeting with heads of the Russian regions on countering the spread of the coronavirus infection, on April 28.
According to the Head of State, the decision was dependent on the fact that the peak of the disease in Russia is still ahead, and expected in the very beginning of the following month.
"We will soon have the long May holidays, and working days in between them: May 6, 7 and 8. We know that in a normal situation, many people would not be working, would take days off or a vacation. But now it is all the more important not to risk it. Therefore, I consider it appropriate to make these three days paid non-working days. Thus, taking into account all the May holidays, the period of non-working days will extend to May 11 inclusive," the President concluded.