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Press release following the 71st Government session

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The Government of the Republic of Srpska held today its 71st regular session during which it passed the Proposal of the Decision on revocation of the state of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Srpska.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare informed the Government that due to consistent implementation of recommended measures of the World Health Organization and conditions created for further activities on the control of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus and for the purpose of more effective implementation of preventive measures in the community, along with continuous epidemiological monitoring, the epidemiological situation, due to which a state of emergency had been introduced, was brought under control.

Since daily indicators of the ratio of the number of tested and the number of persons with a positive test results are stable and whereas there were no overloading of the capacities of the health system in Republic of Srpska and since there is a linear increase in the number of infected persons, it is justified to introduce an approach that will gradually with application of protective measures, return the life into regular functioning.

This means returning to previous activities while adhering to the measure of physical distance and intensive implementation of measures of respiratory hygiene and disinfection, with continuous epidemiological monitoring and supervision of the implementation of laws and other acts.

The Government considers that preconditions for the revocation of the state of emergency have been created and will send to the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska for further consideration the Proposal of the decision on the abolition of the state of emergency on the territory of Republic of Srpska.

The Government approved the Proposal of the amendments to the Rule by Decree on tax measures for mitigation of economic impacts caused by COVID-19 disease which will be forwarded to the President of Republic of Srpska for further action in accordance with the constitutional powers.

The Government also adopted the Proposal of the Rule by Decree on the Compensation Fund of the Republic of Srpska for consideration and further action by the President of the Republic of Srpska in accordance with the Constitution.

The Government approved the Revised 2020 Budget Proposal following urgent procedure in which the total budget envelope for 2020 has been expanded for 188 million BAM and amounts to 3.613 billion BAM.

The reason for adopting a revised 2020 budget, as a matter of urgency, has arose from the new situation caused by the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease caused by the virus - COVID 19, which led to a change in the structure and amount of budget funds and budget expenditures. Also, there has been a change in priorities financed from the budget, with an emphasis on addressing the increase in the needs for protection of human lives and health in a pandemic and financing of economic stabilization measures.   

The Government of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Consolidated Report on Execution of the Budget of Republic of Srpska for the period January 1, 2019 to 31 December 2019 according to which the budget revenues and income were realized in the amount of 3.313,500,000 which is 100% in relation to the 2019 budget adjustment. Expenditures and cost planned in the budget in 2019 are stated in the amount of 3.288,600,000 which is 99% compared to the 2019 adjusted budget.

The Government passed a Decision approving the Instruction on the mode of organization of examinations during an emergency situation or during a state of emergency.

This instruction prescribes the manner of organizing exams during an emergency situation or state of emergency in the Republic of Srpska. The instruction prescribes the obligation of the higher education institution to record that all students who enrolled the summer semester of the academic year 2019/2020 and who have regulated their status that they attended all classes in the summer semester. The higher education institution will, in all cases where possible, allow students to achieve all 100 points that they would have under in regular conditions gain through pre-examination obligations, during the exam, and if that is not possible, allow students to complete them later in order to meet the conditions. to take the exam.

The Instruction stipulates that pre-examination obligations realized in the previous period which   the validity was limited by the deadline, will be extended by the respective higher education institution during the entire academic year 2019/2020. years.

The obligation of higher education institutions is to apply all health recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Srpska when organizing examinations and other activities related to taking the exam.

By the Government Rule, higher education institutions are obliged to organize five examination sessions: April, June-July, August, September and October for the academic year 2019/2020  in the period from June 1, 2020 to October 30, 2020.

These exam sessions will be held in eight terms: April - one term, June-July - two terms, August - one term, September - two terms and October - two terms. Higher education institutions are obliged to determine the duration and the schedule of terms.

Graduates, as well as students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate studies according to the University Law, can also take the exam within the stated examination rounds.  

The order obliges higher education institutions, when organizing exam deadlines and other activities related to taking the exam, to apply all health recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Srpska.

The rectors of higher education institutions, deans of organizational units within higher education institutions and directors of higher education institutions are responsible for the implementation of the order.

The Government approved the Plan of allocation of funds within the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the period January 1 to June 30, 2020 in the amount of BAM 400,000.00.

The approved funds will be allocated to the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska for the procurement of mechanical ventilation devices (respirators) for the purpose of preventing and suppressing the outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Srpska.

The Government approved the plan of allocation of funds of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the period January 1 to 30 June 2020 in the amount of BAM 3,989,700.00.

The approved funds will be allocated to the Public Health Institute of Republic of Srpska for the purchase of 1,000,000 protective suits and 30,000 protective masks for the purpose of preventing and suppressing the appearance of the corona virus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Srpska.

The Government of Republic of Srpska approved the plan of allocation of funds of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the period of January 1 to June 30, 2020 in the amount of 4,000,000.00 BAM.

The approved funds will be allocated to the Public Health Institute of Republic of Srpska for the procurement of medical equipment, personal protective equipment and disinfectants for the purpose of preventing and suppressing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Republic of  Srpska.



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