YEREVAN. – Yes. Administrative tightening is the government's job, and I will personally deal with it, but I'm talking about each of us. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday stated this in another Facebook livestream, referring to the problem of crowding of people in the country under the current scale of the spread of the coronavirus.
"This is a large-scale problem, it’s not just an organizational issue. Or even if it is an organizational issue, a separate structure—even the government—is not able to solve this issue, if each of us does not consider it his own.
Dear compatriots, the [bed] places in the [country’s] hospitals are running out, they will already run out because it is impossible to stop this pace [of increasing COVID-19 cases in Armenia] in one day. I am convinced that if we had followed the rules we set, we would have had a 95 percent lower indicator today.
I'm infected with the coronavirus. I'm not better—still, perhaps, I'm probably a little worse—than the average statistics’ citizen. But then what? I admit my mistake, let's each admit our mistake and take a step back from this path leading to an abyss; this is my message," Pashinyan said.