Shortly before the meeting, at which the cabinet is to adopt a resolution on the form of area testing next week, the party stated that it does not support area testing.
The For Humans page does not support nationwide testing, it is in favor of testing in outbreaks of the new coronavirus and the most vulnerable regions. Party chairwoman Veronika Remišová said this before Saturday’s government meeting, at which the cabinet is to adopt a resolution on the form of surface testing next week.
Testing in companies
Remišová also stated that at the meeting they will promote the support of testing for employers who should receive tests and financial compensation from the state, as well as increasing the number of mobile collection points for people who want to be tested, as well as efficient use of human and material resources.
Other party officials stressed the need to respect the opinion of experts and arguments that say that in the current freezing weather and with the expected concentration of people, testing would bring more risks than benefits. They also pointed out that it could drain additional forces from health professionals, and that it is necessary to streamline the vaccination process in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where it makes sense
Party vice-chairman Juraj Šeliga refused to give the impression that if someone disagreed with the idea of comprehensive testing, he would create a conflict and be considered an enemy. “We are not the enemy, we want to be the voice of reason that perceives professional opinions,” stressed.
Articulating a clear position For the people on comprehensive testing, it is the decision of the party’s presidency after getting acquainted with the draft government resolution. However, members of the coalition entity reiterated that they recommend and support testing where it makes sense. Marek Hattas, Mayor of Nitra, spoke in this regard, in which, due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation, he repeated the field testing after a week. Likewise, the mayor of Hlohovec and the vice-chairman for People, Miroslav Kollár, who informed that the city is preparing for testing due to the deteriorating situation in Hlohovec.
Remišová stated that at the government meeting she is determined to defend and argue the party’s position, but she is aware that the party has only two seats in the cabinet. “But that doesn’t mean we won’t try to promote the sensible solutions we come up with.” she added. She admitted that she was surprised that the meeting would eventually take place online. “I was ready to hold it in person,” declared.
The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Igor Matovič (OĽANO) continues to promote nationwide testing. On Friday (January 15), after a meeting of the government, which did not definitively close the question of the form of testing in the near future, Matovič emphasized that he did not change his position.
The chairwoman of the Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for Health Jana Bittó Cigániková from SaS said in Saturday’s radio discussion that, according to her, the nationwide testing of the population is an Matovič obsession. At the same time, he argues that one round of comprehensive testing would “survive” if it were a compromise to take other reasonable and justified measures.
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