The State Duma will not approve the introduction of QR codes until early February

Initially, it was assumed that the system of restrictions on visiting public places for the unvaccinated and non-vaccinated, approved at the federal level, would work from February 1

The bill on the introduction of QR codes in public places will most likely not be adopted until the beginning February, an interlocutor in the State Duma told RBC.

RIA Novosti wrote earlier that the consideration of the second reading was postponed to February 1, citing sources in the lower house. and TASS. They explained that the relevant bylaws have not yet been sent to the State Duma.

The bill on the introduction of QR codes for passage to public places was submitted to the State Duma on November 12, 2021 in parallel with the initiative to introduce QR codes for travel by rail and air. The latter, however, was removed from consideration for revision following criticism, in particular from airlines.

In accordance with the bill, it was planned to introduce QR codes from February 1, and this measure was to be in effect until June 1. In accordance with the idea of ​​the authors of the document, to visit public places it will be necessary to present a QR code, which is provided after vaccination or transferred COVID-19, or a vaccination withdrawal issued by a medical institution.

On December 16, 2021, the bill was considered in the first reading, he was supported by 329 deputies. After that, the document was re-sent for discussion to the regions, the Federation Council and the Russian government.

In early December last year, at a meeting with members of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that introduction of QR codes. He said that when the bill is passed, it is necessary to carefully weigh everything, work out an idea with the regions and not violate the rights of citizens.

Currently, the QR code system is introduced by regional authorities depending on the epidemiological situation.

< p> Over the past 24 hours, 21,155 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia, which was the highest figure since December 29. According to the federal headquarters, 740 people have died in the last 24 hours. This is at least since the beginning of July.

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