President Klaus Iohannis, made a press statement on March 9th, in which he addresses a number of topics such as investments in hospitals, jobs and also the likelihood that the current curfew will be changed to 10pm instead of 11pm as cases continue to rise in Romania.
Many topics were discussed in the meetings among members of the Government and the Prime Minister over recent days, which address the need for more investments in the hospitals across Romania, health and safety of schools as well as creating more jobs for people, especially those affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, concluding his speech, which is translated below, he highlighted the fact that over the past week, COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, including in Cluj county, where the incident rate over the past 14 days remains over 3/1000.
He added, “I would like to point out that last week's figures on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic are worrying. The growth trend is obvious and from all sides we are told that the pressure on the Intensive Care Units is increasing.”.
Highlighting the fact that the vaccination campaign, which is now approaching stage 3 (March 15), has been going well, with over 1 million residents already vaccinated with increase of doses day-to-day and expansions of the number of vaccination centres available for people to visit. But that the State of Alert will be extended due to the fact the numbers of cases has incrased and that the night curfew, which currently starts from 11pm, will be restricted to earlier hours, most likely starting at 10pm. However, at this time, there is no plans to announce a lockdown for the Easter period.
You can see the translated statement below: