27 Mar 2020 10:37

Health resorts, holiday hotels to be temporarily closed in Russia

MOSCOW. March 27 (Interfax) - The Russian government is suspending bookings and check-ins at holiday hotels, health resorts, and other resort establishments, including children's camps, until June 1.

A relevant order, signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, is available for viewing on the government's website.

The order is to be implemented by the Presidential Property Management Department, the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation, and the authorities in the country's constituents.

"Federal authorities that have all -year recreation facilities, health and spa resorts, health and recreation camps for children, and hotels, the Presidential Property Management Department, the Social Insurance Fund, and the authorities in the constituents of the Russian Federation shall simultaneously suspend bookings and visitors' check-ins at all-year recreation facilities, holiday hotels, health resorts, children's camps, and hotels located at federal, regional and local resorts and at other health and resort organizations from March 28, 2020 to June 1, 2020," according to the document.

Officials on duty trips will be exempt from the measure.

As regards people currently staying at these establishments, the prime minister ordered that "conditions be ensured for their self-isolation and that necessary sanitary and epidemiological measures be taken until the end of their stay without the option to prolong it."