The situation caused by the pandemic was poorly managed in our country from the very first day. Therefore, the number of infected persons continues to grow. So does the number of deaths. The decisions announced by the authorities have been contradictory, decisions are taken for one day or for one night. The authorities have given us many so-called examples of how not to behave in a pandemic, and some have misunderstood these so-called examples and are following them.
The head of state transforms every meeting of the Supreme Security Council of Moldova into an electoral event. Recently, the electorate was told that the head of state is extremely concerned about the investigation of the bank fraud, the return of Chișinău International Airport to the state, the conduct of investigations into smuggling schemes, and the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
If he announced them in order of priority, it becomes clear that the victims of COVID-19 are the last on the list of the head of state’s worries. Meanwhile, the number of those affected by the new coronavirus is steadily high. The number of deaths is not declining, and the number of medical workers affected by this serious disease is dreadfully high.
These days, President Igor Dodon guaranteed that all those involved in the resonant crimes will be held accountable and punished according to the law. “Thieves must stay in prison!” he declared, without referring to the number of those rightly convicted in the four years since he has been head of the state.
Indeed, theft, money laundering, theft of public property are serious crimes. In recent months, the authorities’ frivolous attitude towards the risk of infections resulted in more than 835 victims and more 30,000 people, who are still suffering. Who will demand accountability for all these victims?
The situation caused by the pandemic was poorly managed in our country from the very first day. Therefore, the number of infected persons continues to grow. So does the number of deaths. The decisions announced by the authorities have been contradictory, decisions taken for one day or for one night. The authorities have given us many so-called examples of how not to behave in a pandemic, and some have misunderstood these so-called examples and are following them.
Those who misunderstood the so-called examples, offered by the authorities, ran away from the COVID wards of the hospitals, putting the police and doctors in difficulty, neglected the quarantine regime, believing that this is the right way. They were following Dodon’s example, who neglected the quarantine regime after his repeated flights to Moscow. In addition, among Dodon’s followers are those who refused to wear masks, and bought alcohol and cigarettes instead of the obligatory disinfectant.
Some regarded the way the authorities managed the pandemic as a political or even an electoral game. The almost 500 new patients, registered the other day in Moldova, and the six new deaths are extremely high figures after almost six months of the pandemic. They are all the consequences of ridiculous strategies, which the government used for half a year, simulating that it is ready to defeat the new coronavirus.
The lack of a well-thought-out strategy to combat the pandemic leads to victims among patients, and it will also make thousands of children to miss the chances of studying in real schools.
A few days ago, New Zealand announced that it has not registered any case of community transmission of the new coronavirus for 100 days. The statistics of illnesses and deaths in this country are minor in relation to Moldova, although it has an almost double number of citizens compared to us. New Zealand had only 1,569 cases of disease and only 26 deaths.
Other states have been effective in combating this virus too. However, in our country, nobody cares to learn from them. Despite the continuous talk that too few tests are done every day, the authorities continue to save them, as if letting people understand that the pandemic will continue and that we must consume the tests with great thrift.
The states that have stopped the spread of COVID-19 have implemented strict border rules, especially upon entry into these countries. Today, the citizens of Moldova have access only to a few states of the world, and those who get back to Moldova, although officially are subject to a 14-day quarantine regime, rarely respect it, showing total indifference to the health of others.
The other day, Dodon kept providing figures on how the stolen billion will have been recovered … The election campaign, which has not started officially, continues.