YEREVAN. – Following the release of photos of people’s gathering yesterday, there were comments that I was looking for culprits for the situation. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan mentioned this Wednesday during a live broadcast on his Facebook page, and regarding the growing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country.
"It is hard to find a more absurd comment because I myself have been infected, and I have infected my family with the coronavirus. So who should I blame for that?" The problem here is not about guilt, but about recognizing our problem. (…). We [Armenia] have a problem with the attitude towards the law, order; this is a fact, it is not a matter of a culprit," Pashinyan emphasized, in particular.
"Each of us has to make a choice: does he want to help overcome the pandemic, or does he want to help spread it further? I realize that there are a lot of people in Armenia who contribute to that. Yes, it is the mistake of all of us—starting with me, ending with thousands of other people," the PM added, in particular.