Russia has offered to reimburse the business expenses on the purchase of masks and gloves

the Ministry of labour and social protection offered to reimburse the expenditures for the purchase of masks, gloves, sanitizers and tests for the coronavirus from the funds of the social insurance Fund (SIF).

“the Cost of the purchase of masks, gloves, thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement, installation in the premises of sanitizers, tests for coronavirus employers will be able to compensate for the expense of insurance premiums”, — quotes RBC of a word of head the Ministry of labor Anton Kotakova.

In his view, it will help businesses when resuming work to protect the health of employees. In the Ministry specify that the amount of compensation may not exceed the amount of 20% of insurance payments of the company for the year 2019.

earlier in may, the Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Andrey tsarikovskiy pointed out that the price of medical masks in Russia has stabilized, but at a level that is “absolutely unpleasant”. However, he assured that “there are already exorbitant prices, when I was asked for 100 rubles.”

“We see — until the price, unfortunately, has stabilized at that level, which I understand as an economist, but absolutely unpleasant personally as a person. I understand the economic reasons. However, I can already see the fall [of prices], the high prices will not” — said the Deputy head of the FAS.

He said that price stabilization is associated with the saturation of the market and increase production, lower demand due to the decline in the incidence of COVID-19.

Earlier in may, the FinExpertiza experts estimate that the expenses of the Russians for medical masks, gloves and sanitizer, in strict compliance with the requirements of the authorities of the most regions of the Russian Federation and regulations of the CPS, with an average of up to 4 thousand rubles a month when traveling for work as usual.

Analysts international auditing and consulting company proceeded from the need to buy 90 disposable masks, 48 pairs of gloves and 5 bottles of sanitizer. So, according to analysts, the mask will have to spend 2.6 million rubles per month for a glove — 870 rubles, sanitizer — 570 rubles.

currently, in the Russian regions there is a regime of mandatory or recommended to wear masks and gloves.

Before that, the Communist party encouraged to hand out free masks and gloves. In an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leader of the party Gennady Zyuganov stated the need for the state to ensure the purchase and distribution among the citizens of PPE during a pandemic coronavirus, as well as to provide mass screening of the citizens subject to intrusion.

“Sell them (masks and gloves — ed.) in the face of the epidemic is how to get soldiers on the battlefield to buy ammo or pay for a place in the trench. When introduced fines for appearing in public without masks and gloves, necessary to ensure their availability, and then to require strict compliance with the regulations,” — quoted by RIA “Novosti” Zyuganov.

we Add that the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection (COVID-2019), was formally recorded in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization (who) officially recognized the situation with coronavirus pandemic. To date, cases of infection were recorded in almost 200 countries and regions of the world. In General, the number of infected COVID-2019 in the world exceeded 5,6 million people died more than 360 thousand people. The pandemic has had devastating effects on the world economy. Under the powerful kick hit many industries, including transport, tourism, hospitality, automotive, construction, retail, and entertainment.

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