The Kremlin has denied plans to rename QR-codes

The Kremlin has denied plans to rename QR-codes
The Kremlin has denied plans to rename QR-codes
29 November 2021, 16:54SocietyPhoto:
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the government does not intend to rename QR-codes due to the negative attitude of citizens towards the new system. He called the reports of a possible change in the name of these documents "strange".

“No, it’s not like that. You can call it whatever you want, it will remain a QR-code... This information (in the media) is rather strange”б - RIA Novosti quotes the president’s press secretary as saying.

Earlier, RBC reported that the Russian authorities are going to rename documents related to QR-codes for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have carried the virus.

It was also said that allegedly QR-codes can receive such names as "health passport", "health certificate", "green passport", "сovipass", "sanitary passport", etc. It was supposed to do this, according to media reports, because of the negative attitude of some Russians towards the term QR-code, including, for example, some citizens who consider such codes "satanic".

Since November 12, two bills on the introduction of mandatory QR-codes throughout the country are under consideration in the State Duma. They are planned to be used in transport, shopping centers and restaurants. To get a digital pass, you need to be vaccinated or have proof that a person has already had covid and has antibodies. Also, the exemption will be available to those to whom doctors have issued a medical exemption from vaccination.

Earlier, the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin indicated that consideration of the law on QR-codes is possible on December 16, if the committees appoint this date.

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