Rustam Badasyan: The state of emergency in Armenia will not be  extended

ArmInfo. The state of emergency in Armenia will not be extended. RA Justice Minister Rustam Badasyan stated this at a government session on August 27, presenting  amendments to the laws "On ensuring the sanitary and epidemiological ...

Rustam Badasyan: The state of emergency in Armenia will not be  extended
ArmInfo. The state of emergency in Armenia will not be extended. RA Justice Minister Rustam Badasyan stated this at a government session on August 27, presenting  amendments to the laws "On ensuring the sanitary and epidemiological  safety of the population" and "On protecting the population in a  state of emergency", as well as in a package of related laws.  The Minister noted that the package was developed jointly with the  Ministry of Health. It provides for the settlement of issues related  to the sanitary and epidemiological situation and the protection of  the population in conditions after the legal regime of the state of  emergency. The minister noted that after the last extension of the state of  emergency, which expires on September 11, it will not be extended.  But the measures and restrictions set forth in the draft amendments  will apply. So, when importing an infection in the country, a  quarantine mechanism can be applied, which can be applied at the  suggestion of the governor, mayor of Yerevan or the RA government.  Quarantine can be applied both in individual regions and throughout  the country. In the latter case, the relevant decision is made by the  RA government when fixing outbreaks of infection in one or more  regions. In the event that quarantine is applied at the suggestion of  the governor or mayor of Yerevan, a number of measures are envisaged.  In particular, the application of a special regime at the places of  entry and exit of the virus, the temporary suspension of interstate  communication, the imposition of restrictions on the free movement of  citizens and vehicles, self-isolation, isolation. observation. In the  event that quarantine is announced by the government of the country,  based on the current situation, more stringent measures may be  applied. But in any case, these measures are only suggestions, and it  is not necessary that they will be applied in full. We are talking  about limiting rallies or mass events, establishing sanitary and  epidemiological standards for legal entities, restrictions on the  movement of goods, in educational institutions, in state and local  authorities. The proposals, according to the minister, have been  brought in line with the requirements of the RA Constitution. The  package also defines the procedure for applying restrictions, the  powers of controlling entities, as well as responsibility for  violation of established norms. It is also envisaged to provide the  courts with the right to consider cases on appeals against decisions  of regulatory bodies in a short time.