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The introduction of a green document in the workplace in Romania has provoked growing tensions, Digi 24 TV reported. Health Minister Alexandru Rafila said he was considering resigning if the document was not approved quickly.
"I have a professional and moral responsibility to the people of Romania," the minister, who is a doctor, said, adding that he was considering resigning.
Rafila wants the bill to be recognized through the procedure of inhaling responsibility by the state administration, in which the law is considered recognized, without being discussed in the National Assembly, in case no choice of doubt is imported within three days. The ruling coalition now governs about two-thirds of the vote in the legislature. According to Diji 24 sources, the Social Democratic Party insists that the bill be recognized through the procedure of inhaling responsibility, until the National Liberal Party wants to be debated in the National Assembly.
A protest against the green document bill took place in Bucharest yesterday, with protesters storming the National Assembly, waving Romanian flags and chanting "Freedom". The protest was staged by the nationalist and anti-systemic Alliance for the Unity of Romanians.
The Minister of Health clarified how the green document for work will be used on the basis of the bill, which should come into force. According to the Minister, the document will include three possible alternatives - immunization, disease and testing. The Minister said that 15 electronic vouchers for testing employees will be issued in order not to base a huge effort on either the employer or the employee.
Digi 24 TV announces more clarifications on the bill. According to the media, employees have five favorable conditions at their disposal - single-dose immunization, full immunization, illness (with a period of 180 days from the first positive test result), antigen test (for 48 hours) and PCR test (with a shelf life of 72 hours). ). According to the latest changes in the bill, non-immunized employees are entitled to 15 test vouchers for free.
The certificate should be required for access to the workplace in case the number of COVID-19 cases increases by an intermediate weekly rate of at least 1.5 times over three consecutive weeks at national level. The certificate will not be required if the number of cases decreases within three weeks and the incidence of COVID-19 at the national level is below 1 per 1000 people.
There are exceptions for those working in the private industry with up to 10 officials who do not have direct contact with clients, and for people who work from home.
The provisions of the bill are also suitable for MPs and other persons holding public office.
The bill plans an option to remove from work without the right to remuneration an employee who does not show a green document when there is an increased morbidity. Non-compliance with the provisions of the law by the employer is fined from 10,000 lei to 100,000 lei (BGN 3,948 - BGN 39,487).
The bill could undergo further changes in the National Assembly, notes Digi 24.