Romania: Extension of state of alert very likely according to Orban

Romania: Extension of state of alert very likely according to Orban

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that the state of alarm was “very likely” to “be stretched”, as authorities were considering further restrictive measures. According to the head of government, taking into account the progression of the outbreak toll recorded in the last two weeks, the local elections could be held on September 27, “if the candidates and citizens respect the protective and social distancing measures”.

To date, 63,762 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, while 1,215 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours and a total of 2,764 people have died from the coronavirus. 485 patients are hospitalized in the ICU, while 30,585 people have recovered. To date, 1,404,845 coronavirus tests have been carried out nation-wide.

Orban to appear in Parliament on Wednesday

By decision of the permanent offices of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister is invited to the Parliament on Wednesday to discuss ongoing issues, such as the measures envisaged to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the organization of the next local elections on September 27 and the commencement of the school year. /ibna