The new bill on quarantine and isolation measures is pending debate in the Senate. On Saturday, however, the body decided, at the request of PSD senators, to postpone the discussion in order to study the European format. They also argued that the government bill lacks coherence and “citizens have a right to a law that protects them”. The PSD has also called for the inclusion of various bodies in the consultation process, although the PNL has warned of the consequences on public health lurking from such delays.
Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said in a statement that “the law being debated in the Senate is the law that has been debated in Parliament, where the majority of the Parliament, the majority of the PSD, Pro România, the ALDE, left their mark. In practice, Cazanciuc (PSD Senator) criticizes his own colleagues from the party, who did not pass the law in the form that came out of the Parliament”, Mr. Orban stressed on Sunday night during a televised appearance.
Băsescu urges not to wait for PSD
Former Romanian President and current MEP Traian Basescu posted a message on Facebook urging Orban not to wait for the PSD to approve the quarantine law, as he has all the legal tools at his disposal to take concrete action against the pandemic. He referred to international conventions, the WHO regulation and a decision of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on serious cross-border threats to citizens’ health. /ibna