New restrictions starting Monday, November 9, as Romania exceeds 10000 new daily COVID-19 cases

by Romanian Reporter - Friday, November 6, 2020 12:54 PM

New restrictions starting Monday, November 9, as Romania exceeds 10000 new daily COVID-19 cases

Romania enters a partial lockdown starting Monday, November 9. The number of new COVID-19 cases reported today exceeded 10.000 infections for the first time.

The new restrictions were published today by the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU), after yesterday's President Iohannis and Government joint meeting. The CNSU's decision will have to be also approved by the Government to come into force.

CNSU restrictions:

  • Wearing masks, covering nose and mouth, is mandatory everywhere for persons older than 5 years.
  • Public and private employees to work remotely whenever possible.
  • Where remote work won't be possible, companies and public authorities to phase their working hours into at least 2 groups in order to distribute more evenly the number of people using public transportation during the day. The difference between the start, respectively the end of the shifts must be at least 2 hours.
  • Schools must switch to online classes. After-schools and nurseries will remain open.
  • Night-time movement, restricted between 23.00-05.00. In case of a legitimate reason, the persons who will go out must prepare provide to authorities at request a certificate from the employer or a self-declaration (affidavit).
  • Parties in indoor or outdoor, public or private - all to be banned.
  • Indoor fairs and markets will be closed. Outdoor markets will allow to function, with the condition of respecting the sanitary rules of protection.
  • Stores must operate in the time interval 05.00 - 21.00, with the exception of home delivery, pharmacies and gas stations.
  • The restrictions are in force for 30 days.

According to President Iohannis, the general elections will still take place in December, with the same rules and restrictions as for the previous campaign for the local elections. Today is also the start of the official electoral campaign, which will end on December 5, 07.00.

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