During a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am, deputy of the Bright Armenia faction of the National Assembly of Armenia Ani Samsonyan said even though Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had said citizens are not materials to be fined, the increase in fines for not wearing masks proves the opposite.
The My Step faction proposes to raise fines for not wearing masks outdoors and indoors.
According to the deputy, the authorities are failing in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and are already abusing the public’s trust and patience. The deputy assumes that the authorities are doing this because they are compelled to take extreme measures, they have to sell the large amount of face masks in the market or they are intentionally going to the extreme so that they have a reason to extend the state of emergency.
Samsonyan added that the increase in fines in the current social conditions is abnormal and is making citizens lose patience.