For more than two and a half hours, the Parliament’s Committee on Health debated Wednesday the amendments to the Law on Protection of Population from Communicable Diseases.. For this Law, which is adopted in a fast-track procedure and whose amendments are related to the measures for dealing with the coronavirus, the MPs of the ruling majority submitted five amendments, and the Alliance of Albanians and Alternative also had several amendments.
The first amendment, accepted by Health Minister VenkoFIlipche, relates to the temporary measures of wearing protective face gear such as a respiratory mask, surgical mask for single use, textile mask for single use, textile mask for multiple use, silk scarf, cotton scarf, bandana etc. when going outside the home, i.e. when moving in public places and open and closed areas, green markets, public transport, state institutions, markets, shops, banks, posts, health institutions etc.
Other temporary measures include self-isolation when testing for COVID-19, ban for family gatherings and groups in certain periods, ban for groups in public spaces (parks, public areas).COVID-19 patients must be treated in public health institutions, while private health institutions should have a license from the Ministry of Health to treat such patients, i.e. provide intensive care and therapy.