3 Jun 2020 12:19

Business not to face fines for non-compliance with Rospotrebnadzor recommendations post-quarantine - Belousov's executive office

MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax) - The authorities do not plan to fine entrepreneurs if they do not comply with the methodological recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor when reopening businesses within the framework of a phased easing of quarantine, First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov's executive office told reporters.

"Entrepreneurs have received an explanation regarding monitoring of compliance with Rospotrebnadzor's methodological recommendations. There are no plans to fine businesses. It is in their interests to follow the recommendations," the office said.

These and other decisions were announced at a meeting at Belousov with representatives of business and business associations, which focused on the phased opening of restaurants and cafes, the tourism industry, fitness centers, cinemas and beauty industry enterprises.

"If a new coronavirus infection is detected, the enterprise will be closed for quarantine. As with the risk of the spread of any other disease, the responsibility for compliance with the necessary standards rests with the management and owners of companies. Business has expressed its full understanding of this approach," the office said.

It was noted at the meeting that Rospotrebnadzor, due to emerging questions, will hold an additional cycle of discussions with representatives of business to further clarify these recommendations.