15 Apr 2022 14:00

Moldova cancels Covid-19 public health emergency declared 2 years ago

CHISINAU. April 15 (Interfax) - The public health emergency declared by Moldova two years ago at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic is now over.

The National Extraordinary Public Health Commission made the decision on Friday.

"It was the last meeting of the commission," Moldovan Health Minister Ala Nemerenco said. "It was decided to cancel the longest public health emergency in the history of Moldova, which lasted for over two years," she said.

"Those were two difficult years, which cost us 11,480 lives," Nemerenco said.

She thanked the Health Ministry team "for doing a very intense job for two years."

"I am asking you to continue to wear masks in public areas, shops and public transport to prevent what we have been through from repeating itself, while unvaccinated people should urgently get the vaccine," Nemerenco said.

According to the Moldovan Health Ministry, 160 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in Moldova over the past day.