Anyone who will not respect, be it the owner of a villa, house or citizens who participate in those events, all will be charged with treatening the health of citizens, Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski told “24 info”.
“I have already announced that the Ministry of Interior has a special operational plan how it will act for the holidays regarding the observance of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but also in general to guarantee public order and peace. If someone directly endangers the health of the citizens, he will have to bear responsibility. The police will act upon a report or information they have received, so if it is determined that an organized event is indeed happening, the Public Prosecutor will be notified and we will act in accordance with the law. So, anyone who will not respect, be it the owner of a villa, house or citizens who participate in those events, all will be charged with violating the health of citizens.
After all, the police presence has always been intensified around the New Year and other holidays during January, because it is important to maintain public order and peace, as shown by last year’s small number of reports and incidents. And thanks to the appeals and checks through the Prevention Department at the Ministry of Interior, and the appeals that renting out weekend houses to people who are not from the same family is considered a crime, the announcements for group celebrations in villas have disappeared, while the police broke up several parties in the past few days. The participants will get criminal charges for violating the law,” said Spasovski in a New Year’s interview.