“Govt must provide measures to businesses affected by coronavirus” Adrian Delia

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Posted by Adrian Delia on Friday, March 13, 2020

PN leader Adrian Delia stated that the government is not providing all the necessary information on how the public should react to the latest developments related to coronavirus.

During a press conference on Friday, Adrian Delia said that immediate measures need to address immediately the effects coronavirus will and is having on the business community.

Adrian Delia said that if the country acts fast against the possible spread of coronavirus authorities would be in a better position to manage the effects in the coming days and weeks. He then said that employers and employees need to accelerate measures to avoid and prevent the possible transmission of the virus in workplaces.

The PN leader said that unfortunately, precautionary measures disrupt our daily routines but are deemed necessary at this stage to protect each other. Adrian Delia also said that this situation can result in a loss for businesses and therefore salaries will also be affected and also loss of jobs.

“The government is being reactive, not proactive to address the situation,” said Delia.

He said that government must assure that once this current situation is over the economic environment is established to normality and the Opposition is willing to assist.

Delia mentioned how on Thursday the government turned down the Opposition’s request to suspend Parliament’s agenda to discuss the coronavirus outbreak. The leader of the Opposition said that he cannot understand why the government did not wish to suspend Parliament’s agenda.

Adrian Delia also said that he immediately accepted the request made by Health Minister Chris Fearne to meet to discuss the updates.