ArmInfo. Economic entities that do not comply with the safety rules approved by the Commandant under the emergency conditions will be punished with all severity. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated this live from his Facebook page.
He noted that in about 80% of cases the source of coronavirus infection in Armenia is the industrial sector and the service sector. In particular, in this regard, the prime minister referred to the banking sector, which accounted for the lion's share of infections. He explained that in the implementation of 9 packages of anti- crisis measures (which provides for lump-sum payments to citizens who are not registered on the labor market and have minor children), numerous cases of infection have been identified, which indicates the improper implementation of the Commandant's instructions.
In this vein, Pashinyan emphasized that from now on control over the implementation of security rules will be strengthened, violators of which will be strictly punished. <This is not about closing for 24 hours, we will close for longer periods, if necessary for a month, for two. And the names of violators will be published so that the public knows which representatives of the service sector do not properly comply with the sanitary and epidemiological rules and are risky in terms of the spread of the virus, "he emphasized. The prime minister once again stated that in this matter, as well as in his activity as a whole, he is guided by the principle that a change in reality begins with a change in thinking and personality behavior.
Pashinyan also noted that it is likely that the growth rate of infections will be reduced to zero if the culture of proper wearing of masks is observed, in particular, the quality of wearing and the quality of the mask itself. In this vein, he noted that soon a de jure decision will be made on the mandatory wearing of masks to all trading entities (both sellers and buyers) on absolutely all trading platforms. At the same time, the Prime Minister emphasized that wearing a mask in a car, which is considered as a closed area, is mandatory if there are still people in the cabin, even if they are members of the same family.
<If all the rules are observed, both regarding wearing masks and in terms of hand disinfection, we will be able to reset the number of infections. If the question is that we should apply strict administrative sanctions, then we will apply them. But our appeal and belief that citizens will show a high level of awareness and responsibility, observing all the requirements, will allow us to defeat the pandemic>, he stressed.