MOSCOW, Mar 28 - RIA News. The Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation decided to suspend the operation of training sports bases from March 29, 2020 until further notice.
“In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19, in accordance with the decisions of the President of Russia and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation decided to suspend the operation of training sports facilities from March 29, 2020 until further notice. All members of sports teams must leave the territory of the bases. At the time of stopping the work of training centers, staff wages will be saved, "said the statement of the Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin, provided by the press service of the Ministry of Sport.
It is noted that the training center "Novogorsk" is planned to be transferred to a particular operation, which involves the isolation of athletes, coaches, specialists and maintenance personnel in the complex. All people at the base will be tested for coronavirus and will be under the constant supervision of doctors.
“I ask all managers, athletes, coaches, specialists to be sympathetic to all decisions made by the Ministry of Sport and other government bodies. Be extremely attentive to your health and the health of those around you during this difficult period. Follow the recommendations, approach responsibly to your actions. We do everything possible within the competence of the ministry in order to minimize the risks associated with the temporary cessation of the training process. I’m sure that only together we can cope with the situation and return the country's sporting life to its usual course" - Matytsin said in a statement.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree declaring the country a week from March 30 to April 3, non-working, with salaries retained by employees. The head of state in an address to citizens on Wednesday explained that a long weekend would reduce the spread of coronavirus in Russia.
The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 512 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the world, over 23 thousand people have died.