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In Russia, the week from March 28 to April 5 has been declared a nationwide paid holiday

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  1. ThatFanficGuy
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    This appears to be all there is about it written in English. Apparently food stores still work tomorrow: I've overheard one cashier talking to another about "tomorrow is the third day we're...

    President Vladimir Putin has declared that the week from March 28 to April 5 will be a nationwide paid holiday to encourage Russians to stay home and slow the spread of the virus. All restaurants and cafes have been ordered to close during this time with the exception of delivery services.

    This appears to be all there is about it written in English.

    Apparently food stores still work tomorrow: I've overheard one cashier talking to another about "tomorrow is the third day we're working". It has its own meaning in context, but that sounds to me like they're not looking to abandon their work spots during the quarantine week.

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    cwagner
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    A Russian (Moscow) I know is saying that this is a horrible idea because people are going to go outside and meet up. She bought enough food to get her family through the week. I hope she’s seeing...

    A Russian (Moscow) I know is saying that this is a horrible idea because people are going to go outside and meet up. She bought enough food to get her family through the week. I hope she’s seeing things worse than they are.

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    1. ThatFanficGuy
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      I'm thinking the same thing. You have nothing to do and a lot of sudden free time. That coronavirus thing is all over the news, but no one you know got sick, and the state media are touting how...

      I'm thinking the same thing. You have nothing to do and a lot of sudden free time. That coronavirus thing is all over the news, but no one you know got sick, and the state media are touting how well Russia is handling this. What do you do?

      I nearly missed the tram home tonight 'cause I was busy stocking up. My fridge has never been this full. All that's left is to take a look outside tomorrow at midday.

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