Putin instructed to finalize the bill on COVID certificates in public places According to the head of state, the bill, which the State Duma adopted in the first reading the day before, should be clear and understandable
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked to finalize the law on COVID certificates in public places. The president said this during the congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, RBC correspondent reports.
He stressed that the bill should be clear and understandable. On the eve of the State Duma adopted in the first reading a draft law on COVID certificates for visiting public places.
329 deputies voted for the bill at a plenary session of the lower house of parliament, against & mdash; 87, one abstained. Among those who did not support the project were representatives of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, “ Fair Russia '' For the truth '' and New People. They considered that the law violated the rights of Russians.
The draft law on the introduction of QR codes in public places was submitted to the State Duma on November 12. It provides for the need to present QR codes, a medical record or a certificate of a past illness when visiting public places and public events.
The list of public places, when visiting which, according to the bill, it will be necessary to present a COVID certificate includes:
- theaters, museums, cinemas and other cultural institutions;
- cafes, restaurants;
- non-essential stores.
Pharmacies, grocery stores and essential goods stores will not be eligible for this requirement. The specific list of places will be determined by the heads of the regions, the document notes.
At that time, an initiative was introduced to the State Duma to introduce QR codes for air travel and rail travel, but on December 13 it was removed from consideration for processing, President Vladimir Putin opposed him.
He stated that it is impossible to accept the “ reckless decisions '', and noted that the introduction of additional restrictions on transport before the New Year will create many problems for citizens.
Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev reported to Putin that members of government want to take another look at the risks of using electronic certificates in more depth. The head of the Ministry of Transport promised that the bill would be finalized, including taking into account the questions asked by citizens.
In early December, at a meeting with members of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, Putin said that it is necessary to exclude “ rash decisions '' when entering QR codes in the background of COVID-19. He pointed out the need to carefully weigh everything, work out an idea with the regions and not violate the rights of citizens.
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