“The situation is very tense. We are in contact several times a day, with almost everyone who is present at the meeting. We’ll work in such a remote mode, a videoconference mode, ”RIA Novosti quoted Putin as saying.

At a meeting, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the Cabinet will allocate 150 billion rubles to support employment in the country.

Mishustin noted that the Ministry of Finance has reserved 1.4 trillion rubles for the implementation of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infection.

He also said that the Cabinet proposes to introduce a moratorium on blocking accounts for small and medium-sized businesses.