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COVIDRussia withdraws bill on COVID-19 certificates in lower house

Russia has unanimously withdrawn its bill, introducing the COVID-19 certificates with QR codes to access public places in the State Duma (lower house), as per the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

The senior lawmaker of Russia informed,” The State Duma (lower house) unanimously decided to dropped the bill which mandates to the have COVID-19 certificates with the QR codes”.

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Further, the Chairman of the mower house, named Volodin, appreciated the people who gave feedback regarding the bill when they were discussed the draft law.

When Chairman Volodin has posted the stuff relating to the bill on the COVID-19 certificates with QR code, he gained around one million views and over 700,000 comments over the post.

Moreover, the parliamentarians of Russia have asserted that their deputies have received more than 120,000 official appeals regarding the initiative of taking the bill in the lower house.

While emphasizing the appeals they have received, the Chairman of State Duma cited,” It is indispensable to listen to every request of the citizen of the country. Each and every suggestion will support us to avoid mistakes and make out the right decisions totally based on dialogue”.

Further, the deputy Prime Minister of Russia for Social Policy, Tatyana Golikova, informed that the government and United Russia ruling party has unanimously decided to suspend the bill on the COVID-10 certificates with QR code amid the epidemiological situation in the country on January 14, 2022.

As per the amendments recommended by the citizens, the adult population of Russia would only be able to visit public places such as restaurants, bars etc., with the given below provisions.

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People who have either a QR code confirming vaccination, a document that certifies that a person had recovered from COVID-19, or a medical immunity from inoculation gets access in a public place. Moreover, the above measures will not apply to pharmacies, grocery stores and shops with essential goods.

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