Don’t you want to get vaccinated? No salary. The Moscow authorities have approved a proposal from the business community asking to be able to suspend employees who refuse to be vaccinated from work without pay. Interfax reports it. The authorities have also imposed hefty fines for those who evade the law.
The new measures seek to remedy the strong reluctance shown by the Russians towards the vaccination campaign. According to a survey conducted by the Research Center of the Internet portal SuperJob and shared with Interfax, 63% of citizens disapprove of the idea of mandatory vaccination. This figure stands at 67% among respondents aged between 35 and 44 years.
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Not a small problem, also and above all in consideration of the fact that the coronavirus continues to gallop in Russia: in the last 24 hours, 14,057 infections have been confirmed, of which 6,195 only in Moscow. Almost double the number of cases registered in the country two weeks ago, as explained by the task force commissioned by Moscow to monitor the progress of the pandemic. There are 416 people who lost their lives on the last day after contracting Covid-19. The total number of infected people in Russia has been updated to 5,264,047, while 127,992 have lost their lives. According to the Russian statistics office, the number of post-Covid victims is more than 270 thousand.