“Together with the business in the dialogue we will make decisions on the introduction of ... additional support measures,” RIA Novosti quoted Purtova as saying.

He also added that all support measures are considered at a meeting of the strategic council, where the situation is monitored promptly.

According to him, now business support programs are working, of city and federal significance.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced non-working days in the country from October 30 to November 7.

First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said that the introduction of non-working days in Russia against the background of the situation with the coronavirus could cost businesses about 60 billion rubles.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to prepare proposals on measures to support business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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