Health Minister Vladimir Lengvarsky’s plans to require unvaccinated people to take a coronavirus test at every turn in public have run into Boris Kollár.
He rejected the proposal for parliamentary deliberations and announced that the coalition would still discuss these measures so that they could return in a modified form sometime in late July. The head of the For People party, Veronika Remišová, told the journalists what she would fight for.
Vaccination is the way to go
According to Veronika Remišová, massive vaccination of the population is the only way to avoid the third wave. Opinions We are a family that the unvaccinated should have the right to fully function only with regular tests, did not support.
“Testing is a fake alternative to vaccination. The only weapon against a pandemic is vaccination. I call on all citizens to be vaccinated. “ said the head of For People.
She added that she fully supports the benefits for vaccinated people, because by their choice they helped themselves, their families and the whole country to increase collective immunity. He refuses to talk about discrimination against the unvaccinated, because, according to her, everyone is free to choose. And once he has made his decision, he only has to bear the consequences of his choice.
“We in the government approved the proposal of the Minister of Health Lengvarski. Unfortunately, some have jumped on the populist wave ’, added the Deputy Prime Minister.
She is convinced that the government must take measures to protect citizens and Slovakia. Their form, which everyone will agree with, will be discussed at the coalition council on Tuesday.
MOMs at the border?
The Coalition Movement We Are Family has sharply criticized the government’s amendment, which speaks of vaccination and testing as conditions for eventual entry into restaurants or businesses. People without vaccination would often have to pay for tests.
“We are against compulsory vaccination and we refuse to create two categories of citizens. We will not allow people who refuse to be vaccinated to be financially ruined. They can’t feel like second-class citizens. “ declared the Speaker of Parliament.
We family also received the support of the Minister of Finance Igor Matovič. He said that paying full PCR tests for the unvaccinated would, in a sense, be a compulsion to vaccinate because a poor family could not afford it. Therefore, the coalition will probably agree on some symbolic price for the necessary tests.
For the time being, however, the mandatory tests mainly concern unvaccinated people when crossing borders. Therefore, there is talk of the possibility of setting up mobile MOM test facilities directly at border crossings. According to Remišová, this goes against the debate so far.
“All the time we say that testing in MOMs is inefficient and expensive and should be abolished because they are hundreds of millions of euros. And now the other way around. I say – we have vaccinations, the vaccine is free, get vaccinated, “ states the Deputy Prime Minister.
If someone has a health problem and therefore cannot be vaccinated, they should have free testing. However, Remišová admits that in specific cases, citizens should be entitled to four free antigen tests per month free of charge.
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Source: Dnes24.sk by www.dnes24.sk.
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