President of Moldova refuses to visit Belarus to avoid being quarantined

The President of Moldova has refused to travel to Belarus to avoid quarantine on his return. He said this on May 15 during the weekly issue of “The President responds,” Interfax-Zapad reports.

Dodon notes that next week, Minsk will host a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Eurasian Economic Union, where Moldova has an observer status.

“As agreed between Presidents Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin, this meeting will be held via videoconference. But I had an invitation to go to Minsk during the same period. I was going to go, but I gave up this intention, as otherwise I would have to stay in quarantine for 14 days after my return,” said Dodon.

He said that he had consulted with the Moldovan Minister of Health on this matter, who had explained that the quarantine remains mandatory after his return to the country. “Despite the fact that the state of emergency regime expires today, this measure will be maintained for some time,” Igor Dodon said.