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Instruction on State Council working group on coronavirus response

March 15, 2020

The President signed an instruction on the working group at the State Council of the Russian Federation on countering the spread of the new coronavirus infection caused by 2019-nCoV.

The President ordered to set up a working group at the State Council to counter the spread of the new coronavirus infection caused by 2019-nCoV, and approved its 19 members.

Senior officials in the Russian regions facing a threat of the new coronavirus outbreak are recommended to participate in the work of the working group.

The President also ordered the Government and the Presidential Directorate for Supporting Activities of the State Council of the Russian Federation to ensure and support the working group’s efforts.

The group is led by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin with First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, deputy prime ministers Tatyana Golikova and Dmitry Chernyshenko as his deputies. The group also includes Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh, Presidential Aide Igor Levitin, heads of the Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate, Presidential Directorate for Public Relations and Communications Office, Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor), Federal Medical-Biological Agency, Federal Customs Service, and FSB Border Service, and deputy ministers of the interior, foreign affairs, defence, and emergencies and disaster relief.

March 15, 2020