“The adoption of a draft government decree will ensure the timely payment of temporary disability benefits to the FSS, the growth in costs of which is due to the spread of a new coronavirus infection,” the Cabinet website reports.

According to RIA Novosti, earlier Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin noted that the Cabinet of Ministers will allocate over 76 billion rubles to balance the budget of the Social Insurance Fund against the backdrop of an increase in the number of people leaving for sick leave.

Earlier, the Russian government approved the allocation of an additional 600 million rubles to pay medical workers who remotely provide advice to citizens with COVID-19 coronavirus infection.