The standard one-week spring school holidays this year will run for three weeks from March 23 to April 12, Russian Education Minister Sergei Kraftov said today, adding that educational institutions should to organize for students, distance learning lessons utilizing all educational possibilities.
For his part, the head of Russia's Education Inspectorate, Anzor Musayev, said that state exams administered nationwide would be conducted normally in June.
Kremlin: Putin is protected from the coronavirus on a 24-hour basis
At the same time, the Kremlin announced that President Putin is being protected from the coronavirus on a 24-hour basis, noting that all members of the Kremlin staff are undergoing diagnostic tests to determine if there are any cases between them.
"Everything that is needed to protect the Russian president from viruses and other diseases is being done on a XNUMX-hour basis," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peshkov told reporters. his health ".
Peshkov recently declined to comment on whether Putin had undergone a coronavirus test, saying the president had the required high-level medical care.
Putin was to visit Crimea today. Journalists accompanying the Russian president had been examined to see if anyone had contracted the coronavirus, and the Kremlin had also warned journalists to stay home if they felt unwell.
Peshkov said today that he had taken the coronavirus test himself, as had all high-ranking Kremlin officials.