MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Russian Science and Higher Education Minister Valery Falkov ordered a one-week recess for university students from March 28 to April 5 with an aim to mitigate the risk of the novel coronavirus infection, the ministry’s press service said citing a ministerial decree.
Earlier, the Russian Science and Higher Education Ministry recommended universities to switch to distance learning starting from March 16.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing March 30 - April 3, 2020 paid days off across the country, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. "All vital services, including medical facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores, banking and financial accounting organizations, transportation as well as all authorities of all levels will continue working.