GDSAH urges the people of Chisinau to remain responsible and prudent

The General Department of Social Assistance and Health of the Chisinau Municipal Council, under the auspices of the Chisinau City Hall comes with a message of responsibility and awareness to the inhabitants of the capital, on compliance with all epidemiological rules to stop the spread of COVID-19 virus.

Following the Decision no. 33 from March 13, 2021 taken by the Extraordinary Public Health Commission of Chisinau municipality, based on Decision no. 50 from March 12, 2021 of the Extraordinary Public Health Commission of the Republic of Moldova, but also due to the alarming epidemiological situation in Chisinau, the municipal authorities urge people to be extremely careful and responsible.

The evolution of COVID-19 infection in Chisinau is characterized by a permanent gradual increase, the forecasts of specialists are not optimistic and the number of infected people will continue to rise.

This health, social and economic crisis in Chisinau is explained by the specifics of the Municipality, where, firstly, the main economic activity of the country is concentrated and, secondly, by the fact that the Municipality of Chisinau is the largest territorial unit in the Republic of Moldova, in terms of population and density.

It is extremely important that the entire population complies with all the epidemiological measures imposed by health professionals and authorities. The virus has not disappeared, on the contrary, it is even harsher, more contagious. We must wear the mask correctly, in open and closed spaces, we must wash our hands regularly, avoid crowded spaces and keep a distance of one meter. We need to be responsible and take care of ourselves and those around us.Boris Gîlcă, Deputy Head of the General Department of Social Assistance and Health.

At the moment, Chisinau is one of the most affected territories in the Republic of Moldova (with an incidence of – 1211.67 cases per 100,000 people, the national average being 535.4, data from March 18, 2021, for the last 14 days).

„Unfortunately, the virus has not disappeared. We need to get used to being careful. COVID-19 still is a major threat to all of us, to our families. We must not relax, because this virus does not forgive negligence. Follow the protective measures. Don’t put yourself and your loved ones at risk.”, Head of the General Department of Social Assistance and Health, Tatiana Bucearschi.

Under the Decision no. 50 from March 12, 2021 of the Extraordinary Public Health Commission of the Republic of Moldova, both on the entire territory of the republic and in the capital, the state of emergency in public health was extended until April 15, 2021.

At the same time, the requirement to wear masks in all open and closed public spaces throughout the territory of Chisinau, including on the street and in public transport, is maintained.