The Committee of the Federation Council approved a bill expanding the powers of the Cabinet in connection with the disaster

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the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation has approved the concept of a bill establishing new authority for the Cabinet during an emergency and with the threat of disease, threat to others, RIA Novosti reported.

the Measures are aimed at protecting the constitutional rights of Russians and to ensure their health in the current epidemiological situation. The proposed document changes are due to the need to respond to the challenges associated with the spread of coronavirus.

the Government of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a bill giving him additional powers. It concerns regimes of emergency and high alert throughout the country, restrictions on trade in medical devices and payments to tourists affected by foreign restrictions.

the Cabinet also want to give the right to introduce moratorium on the prosecution of bankruptcy. Under exceptional are the cases of threat of occurrence or occurrence of emergency situations of natural and technogenic character and a significant change in the ruble exchange rate.

the state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation, approved amendments to the Cabinet of the administrative code, the fines for a healthy Russians who violated the quarantine. For citizens it can range from 150 to 300 thousand rubles, for legal entities – from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles.

Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing the government to regulate the prices of medicines and other medical device. According to the document, the Cabinet may set a maximum price level for these goods. The validity of the restriction cannot last more than 90 days.

the Government has the right monitoring price increases. Restriction can be set only in the case that the price for medicines will grow more than 30% in several regions of Russia.

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