DAILY BRIEF June 9: State of emergency expires Saturday, Government deciding on measures against COVID, CIVIL strongly condemns the hate speech of Konstantin Plevnes
The state of emergency, fourth in a row, expires om Saturday, June 14. It should be known by Friday whether the Government will request an extension. The date for holding the early parliamentary elections, according to Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, will depend on whether the state of emergency will be extended or not, as well as from the development of the spread of the coronavirus.
“Gruevski hasn’t wronged me personally. He has wronged the citizens of Macedonia”, with these words Petar Bogojeski from Macedonian Concept, who became known to the public as one of the leaders of Reformers of VMRO-DPMNE, opened the interview for CIVIL Media,
Today the Government at a session is to adopt measures for quick and efficient prevention of the spread of the coronavirus, in accordance to the recommendations of the Committee for Infectious Diseases.
In the past 24 hours, 987 tests have been conducted, and 87 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, announced Minister Venko Filipce. On the territory of the City of Skopje – 41 newly infected, most of which – 24 are from Chair, followed by Karposh, Butel, Gazi Baba and Gjorce Petrov.
SSM demands that workers infected with the coronavirus, workers who are in isolation or self-isolation due to exposure to COVID-19, be paid salary compensation for sick leave, namely, sick pay in the amount of 100 percent.
Textile companies in Stip are returning to normal. All workers who have tested negative, have returned to work yesterday. Some textile factories have divided the workers in two brigades.
Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski today stated that all the projects that the Government has started in the country are being realized and that the health crisis is not at all affecting the completion of the capital investments.
Minister Sugareski today said that it is still early to decide on opening the airports.
“Out of 65 days, I was at the protests for a whole 55 days. At the protests was also Jovce Remenski, and my task from Vladinir Atanasovski was to follow him, to see whether he was recording and what he was doing. Zoran Zaev and Oliver Spasovski were also followed”, stated today witness Aleksandar Vasilevski – Ninja, at today’s hearing for the organizers of the April 27 events.
CIVIL most strongly condemns the attacks, slanders and threats that these days Konstantin Plevnes, Professor at ЕСРА, has referred to Professor Katerina Kolozova and her friends. Even more so because this behaviour of Plevnes is something that continuously goes unpunished.
We demand from the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Interior to act immediately upon the reports of the affected persons. We remind that impunity of such acts additionally encourages perpetrators of repeating their truly disgusting acts, which from hate speech can easily turn into hateful actions!
We urge the competent authorities to recognise the seriousness of these actions and to most urgently sanction those who allow themselves to harass and publically humiliate anyone.
in cooperation with: Dehran Muratov, Biljana Jordanovska, Маја Ivanovska
Translation: N. Cvetkovska