Decision No 10 of National Extraordinary Public Health Commission from 15 May 2020
13:38 | 16.05.2020 Category: Official
Chisinau, 16 May /MOLDPRES/ - In accordance with the Article 58 from the Law No 10/2009 on the state supervision of the public health (Official Journal, 2009, No 67, article 183), with the subsequent amendments, at a proposal by the National Public Health Agency, as a result of the analysis of the present epidemiological situation, the participants the second meeting of the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 30 January 2020, declared emergency state in public health sector internationally and on 11 March 2020, the COVID-19 infection was declared pandemic.
In Moldova, 5,553 cases of infection with COVID-19 were confirmed out of 35,061 samples collected till 15 May 2020 (people’s investigation for COVID-19 started on 26 February 2020). Presently, 38,213 people are under medical supervision. A number of 375 people are treated at home with easy forms of the disease, while another 1,175 people are treated at hospitals (269 are in serious condition, 487 are in medium health condition and 419 are with easy forms). There are 2,228 people treated of COVID-19 and 190 infected people died. The epidemiological situation through the infection with the new-type coronavirus (COVID-19) in Moldova is characterized by the registration of cases of clusters (groups of cases in time, geographical location and/or joint exposure).
Proceeding from the aforementioned provisions, the national extraordinary public health commission,
1. Emergency state in the public health sector is declared all over Moldova on the period 16 May – 30 June 2020, with possibility of extending the concerned period, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
2. The Health, Labour and Social Protection Ministry and the National Public Health Agency are nominated as public authorities in charge of the management of the emergency in the public health sector.
3. The decisions by the national extraordinary public health commission are executory for the central and local public administration authorities, for private people and legal entities, no matter the activity sector and legal form of organization;
4. The non-observance of the provisions/measures established by Moldova’s Commission for Emergency Situations, represents danger for the public health and will serve as reason for calling the guilty people to contravention/criminal account.
5. The present Instruction enters into force starting the moment of its issuance and is published on the government’s official webpage.
Prime Minister, chairman of the Commission Ion Chicu
Health, Labour and Social Protection Minister Viorica Dumbraveanu
Deputy Head, Secretary of the Commission Nicolae Furtuna