The parliamentary parties reacted differently to the proposals made public by President Maia Sandu after the meeting of the Supreme Security Council on March 13, IPN reports.
PAS MP Dan Perciun noted on Facebook that if harsh restrictions are not introduced, a rate of 100 deaths a day could be reached in two-three weeks. “If we want to avoid this scenario, there is no other solution than a lockdown. I see that we are all tired of pandemic, restrictions and all have pertinent concerns about the impact of these measures on the incomes of the population and businesses. This is what makes such a decision so difficult to be taken. Our position is that the lockdown should be announced and should be accompanied by support measures for the people and companies,” said the MP.
In a post on Facebook, PPPDA MP Alexandru Slusari noted the necessity of declaring the state of emergency in a move to fight the pandemic should be decided by health specialists. “A full lockdown of at least two weeks and the recovery after this would cost the budget about 6 billion lei. Furthermore, the population and businesses should be compensated. The citizens and businesses used up their savings after the first year of pandemic. Evidently, foreign financial assistance should be attracted and the budget should be amended. But this can be done only by a government with full powers. Also, during a state of emergency, Parliament cannot be dissolved. So, the snap elections will be anyway put off due to the pandemic and the necessity of massively vaccinating the population,” wrote Alexandru Slusari.
Andrian Candu, the leader of the Pro Moldova Party, in a video said that the eventual restrictions should be imposed wisely so as not to close everything with the through that the pandemic will pass. “We already experienced something like this last year and what did we achieve? Pro Moldova will support partial or full quarantine only if solutions to compensate the people are found,” stated Andrian Candu.
The MPs of the For Moldova platform that includes the MPs of the Shor Party haven’t yet commented on the President’s proposals.
After the meeting of the Supreme Security Council (SSC) held on March 13, President Maia Sandu recommended the Government and Parliament to declare a state of emergency for two weeks. She requested the Government to present a set of proposals for managing the pandemic to Parliament within three days.