Vladimir Putin instructed the government, together with the State Duma and the Federation Council, as well as with the participation of associations of employers and members of the public, to finalize the draft law on covid certificates. This is stated in the list of instructions published on the Kremlin website following the results of the plenary meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
The President demanded that special attention be paid “to the need to ensure strict observance of the rights of citizens and to take into account all possible life situations.”
In addition, accessibility should be ensured for various categories of citizens to obtain documents confirming that they have been vaccinated against coronavirus or that they have medical contraindications, or that a person has been ill with coronavirus. Putin also pointed out the need to assess the impact of the implementation of the law on covid certificates on the activities of organizations in various sectors of the economy. A report on this issue must be made by 30 January.
For the law to work, the government must ensure that infrastructure and technology are ready, according to a separate order from the president.
Recall that on Friday, January 15, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced that the second reading of the bill on covid certificates would be postponed – this is the decision of the government and United Russia due to the new epidemiological situation in connection with the spread of omicron.