The State Duma may pass a bill on COVID certificates in public places by February 1. This was confirmed to Izvestia by the first deputy chairman of the health protection committee Fedot Tumusov.
According to him, the parliamentarians had enough time to prepare amendments and legally work out the document. He recalled that the last day when departments and factions can propose changes is January 14. At the same time, most of the factions have already expressed their proposals – from setting a maximum price for tests to a unified procedure for obtaining vaccination certificates.
On January 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of possible new outbreaks of coronavirus infection in the country. The head of state believes that the New Year holidays could not but affect the situation with COVID-19 in the country. He also gave the cabinet two weeks to prepare for the next blow of the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, draft amendments regarding the use of vaccination certificates were submitted to the State Duma. Russians who have covid certificates who have been vaccinated or have been ill with COVID-19 will have the opportunity to attend public events, cultural organizations, cafes and restaurants, as well as retail outlets. In addition, the bill provides for the possibility of being in public places for people who have a medical disqualification from vaccination.