MOSCOW, March 24 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has ordered the Cabinet to draft legislative proposals aime to toughen liability of individuals and companies for violating the quarantine measures.

The bill is to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

On March 23, Mishustin held a meeting of the Presidium of the Government’s Coordination Anti-Coronavirus Council. During the meeting, the Government’s Chairman gave the said orders to Justice Ministry, Interior Ministry and Ministry of Economic Development. The proposals are to be made until March 25, according to a statement released on the Cabinet’s website.

Moreover, Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor was ordered along with regional executive bodies to prepare a scheme of hasty deployment of additional laboratory powers to test people for coronavirus, the statement reads.