The decision taken by the National Extraordinary Public Health Commission on September 9 does not stipulate the way in which the visitors of recreational facilities will present COVID-19 documentation and does not define a mechanism for verifying these documents, said representatives of the National Association of Restaurants and Leisure Places MĂR. According to them, the content of the decision actually runs counter to the statements made by Minister of Health Ala Nemerenco in a TV program in which she stated that the restaurants are not covered by the obligation to present COVID-19 documentation, IPN reports.
The Association noted that the decision also does not describe the mechanism of control that will be used by the inspection bodies. “The state authorities again issue only general executory decisions without explaining the implementation and control mechanisms, leaving the subjective appraisal of the observance or non-observance of the Commission’s decision to the discretion of inspection institutions. As in the past, this working manner leaves room for abuses against those who should execute the Commission’s decisions,” said the representatives of MĂR.
In a statement, the Association says the Code of Economic Activities of the Republic of Moldova does not stipulate such notions as “nightclub” or “dance hall”. The range of services provided by the hospitality industry expanded, but the Code wasn’t updated. Currently, any type of public eating place can provide such services as organization of recreational activities, dances, conferences and concerts.
MĂR reiterates the necessity of constituting a consultative council under the National Extraordinary Public Health Commission so as to avoid such situations that reduce the efficiency of the measures adopted to ensure public health and undermine the authority of the responsible institutions and of the business community.