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24 Feb. 2020 / 11:00
Thermo scanner to be installed at the Airport
The second thermo-scanner will be installed at Chisinau International Airport today, which will allow the identification of suspected cases of coronavirus. This was announced by the Prime Minister Ion Chicu. Also, the meeting of the Committee for Public Health on the epidemiological situation will be convened today.
"We will discuss the situation. Quarantine involves the supervision at home of the persons concerned. There is no sense and it is not possible for all persons crossing the state border to be hospitalized and no one does this. The Infectious Diseases Hospital "Toma Ciorbă" prepared everything in case of need. At the Airport, a thermo-scanner is installed. All travelers coming from Italy and other countries will be identified through this equipment", said Prime Minister Ion Chicu.
The president of the "Pro-Moldova" parliamentary group, Andrian Candu, says that installing a thermo-scanner is not enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus and urges the authorities to take urgent measures in this regard.
"A thermo-scanner at the airport? Are these measures to prevent such a great danger ?! Give up these meetings and do not waste your time in vain”, said Andrian Candu.
At the same time, the leader of the PAS, Maia Sandu, argues that the medical system in Moldova has small capacities, so it is necessary to take all actions to prevent the virus from reaching the country.
"There are situations in which, in fact, our actions depend on the actions of the state. Now we are on the verge of such a situation. The increase in coronavirus cases in Italy is a huge danger for Moldovan citizens. A large number of citizens come from Italy and leave. How does our government protect us from the danger of coronavirus? Not at all! Because it is irresponsible, and incapable! We ask the government to take responsibility for the lives and health of the citizens, to immediately publish the plan of measures to prevent a crisis situation and to inform the population how to protect themselves”, said Maia Sandu.
According to the latest information, in Italy more than 150 cases of illness and 3 deaths have been confirmed. Strict emergency measures were put in place over the weekend, including a ban on public events in 10 municipalities.