The notorious bill on increasing fines for not wearing masks was presented to My Step ruling bloc by the government, Hraparak daily reported.
On Monday, an Armenian ruling majority proposed to raise fines for not wearing masks indoors and outdoors, however, the bill was later withdrawn.
According to Lilit Makunts, the leader of the My Step faction, they are withdrawing the bill as there is a need to discuss it more.
"The key approach should be to do the utmost so that the virus is recorded as less as possible among the citizens; that is, this is the starting point—not putting a goal of fining people. At this point, we took a short break [on this matter] because it is important for us to figure out whether it is enough, other steps are needed or not. There was a need for a little more discussion—at least for a few days," she said.