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Popova called the timing of the decision on the lines of September 1,

The decision on whether there will be a traditional ruler in schools September 1, may be taken in the second half of August, the epidemiological requirements may change, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

Commenting on the recommendation of the Department to cancel mass events in educational institutions with the participation of several classes and groups, Popov noted that the rule as a recommendation was included in the guidelines, which are effective from April where he worked on-duty groups in kindergartens.

"So nothing new or extraordinary in this. If favourable epidemiological situation, any requirement should be changed. The change in the epidemiological situation in the other direction will also require the introduction of new rules and new requirements. So we will see how we will hold on 1 September, a little later, somewhere in the second half of August. But most importantly, September 1 children go to school," she said in an interview Naila Asker-zade on the channel "Russia 1".

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