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Russia's Putin orders nationwide paid week off to curb COVID-19 spread

Kiril Kudryavtsev, AFP

Posted at Oct 27 2021 05:01 PM

COVID-19 spread brings paid week off in Russia

A serviceman of Russia's Emergencies Ministry wearing protective gear disinfects Moscow's Savelovsky railway station on Tuesday amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a nationwide paid week off starting Oct. 30 to curb fast spreading infections while Moscow is set to shut non-essential services between Oct. 28 and Nov. 7.