Academician Rafael Huseynov, director of the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of ANAS, addressed the citizens with a video message within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Culture “Stay home and create!”.
In his video message, academician R. Huseynov spoke about the situation in Azerbaijan in connection with the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), timely measures taken thanks to decisive actions of the head of state Ilham Aliyev, as a result of which a large number of people infected with coronavirus were avoided, and the level increased medical services and protecting the health of the population of the republic.
Speaking about the negative impact of the quarantine regime introduced in many countries of the world on the economy, the scientist noted that easing restrictions ahead of time can cause an increase in the number of infections.
The academician emphasized that at a recent meeting chaired by President Ilham Aliyev on the socio-economic results of the first quarter of 2020 and held in the form of a video conference, the head of state said in his speech that people's health is much more important than economic activity. This statement is another clear evidence of the President’s attention and concern for the citizens of the republic.
Having said that one of the main tasks during epidemics that took place in different years was the manifestation of solidarity by citizens, R. Huseynov noted that in such difficult periods the state takes care of its citizens, but people need to be more organized. The scientist added that the main condition for a successful fight against the disease is discipline.
“Under the quarantine regime, creative people, especially cultural and art workers, have a great responsibility,” R. Huseynov said. He said that figures living in various regions of Azerbaijan have created a kind of microclimate in these regions and are making a significant contribution to the development of culture and art. The academician noted that thanks to modern technologies and the Internet, there are ample opportunities to share the results of his work with the whole country and even the world. He called on cultural and art workers to mobilize all their forces for this.
In conclusion, academician R. Huseynov wished every citizen of Azerbaijan moral, spiritual and bodily health. He emphasized that the Azerbaijani people have always dealt with all troubles with dignity, and expressed his confidence that this time our people will successfully pass this test thanks to their conviction, discipline, self-discipline and moral support that people give each other.
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