To further ensure the sanitary and epidemiological safety of the population in the Russian Federation in connection with the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and in accordance with Article 80 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the President has declared May 6 to May 8, 2020 non-working days with full pay, and also instructed the top officials in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to extend, from May 1 to May 11, 2020, the measures to ensure the sanitary and epidemiological safety of the population as set forth in the Presidential Executive Order No. 239 of April 2, 2020.
The Executive Order lists the organisations it does not apply to. These include organisations with uninterruptible technological processes; medical facilities and pharmacies; organisations providing food and essential goods; organisations conducting urgent work in this emergency situation; and organisations providing financial services for urgent functions.
The Executive Order may apply to systemically important, as well as research and educational organisations with approval from the Government of the Russian Federation.
The federal government bodies, the governing bodies of state non-budgetary funds, regional government bodies of the Russian Federation, and local governments are instructed to determine the number of employees needed to ensure the operation of these bodies from May 1 through May 11.
Similar instructions were given to mass media outlets.