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People’s movement outdoors, restricted in Romania both during the day and at night

As of 12 noon on Wednesday, new restrictions are enforced in Romania following a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus cases.

These new restrictive measures are part of the third military emergency order issued by the authorities since the declaration of a state of emergency last week. This latest order issued on Tuesday extends the restrictions on people’s movement, which initially applied only during the night, to daytime as well.

 

IntMin Vela: The most serious crisis over the past decades has shrouded Romania as well, it determined us to take tougher measures

 

Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Tuesday that the military ordinance adopted provides the banning of people’s movement outside home with some exceptions.

“Dear Romanians, the most serious crisis over the past decades has shrouded Romania as well, we are talking about this terrible virus that hit us and the entire world. In only one day, 186 persons were infected in our country. This has determined us to act immediately and take tougher measures. (…) Article one: it is hereby forbidden the circulation of all persons outside their homes, households with the following exceptions: the movement in professional interest, including between the home, household, the places of the professional activity and back (…),” Vela told a press conference.

The minister showed that only the movement of persons outside their home/household is only allowed: in professional interest, including the movement between the home/household and the place/places of conducting the professional activity and back (…), the movement for ensuring goods covering the basic needs of persons and pets/domestic animals, as well as necessary goods for conducting the professional activity (…), for medical assistance that cannot be postponed or done remotely, for justified reasons, such as child care/company, assistance of elderly, ill or disabled persons, death of a family member and short walks, in the vicinity of the home related to the individual physical activity of persons, for donating blood, as well as for humanitarian or volunteerism purposes, the movement for conducting agricultural activities or the movement of agricultural producers for trading agri-food products.

He thanked those who understood to respect the rules and urged those still unaware of the danger to wake up, as public health is not something to play with.

 

Movement of all persons outside home forbidden, with some exceptions

 

The movement of all persons outside their home or household will be forbidden with the issue of the Military Ordinance of 24 March, with some exceptions, Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced.

“The movement of persons outside their home/household is only allowed: in professional interest, including the movement between the home/household and the place/places of conducting the professional activity and back (…), the movement for ensuring goods covering the basic needs of persons and pets/domestic animals, as well as necessary goods for conducting the professional activity (…), for medical assistance that cannot be postponed or done remotely, for justified reasons, such as child care/company, assistance of elderly, ill or disabled persons, death of a family member and short walks, in the vicinity of the home related to the individual physical activity of persons,” Vela said in a statement held at the Interior Ministry (MAI) headquarters.

Exceptions from this interdictions are also the movement for donating blood, as well as for humanitarian or volunteerism purposes, the movement for conducting agricultural activities or the movement of agricultural producers for trading agri-food products.

Vela pointed out that all team sports activities are forbidden, adding that he noticed several persons went out to play football – activity to be now forbidden.

People over the age of 65 are allowed to leave their homes or smallholdings between 11 am and 1 pm, the Interior Minister announced.  However, he specified that the elderly can leave their homes only to buy essential goods for themselves, their pets and domestic animals; to receive medical assistance that cannot be postponed or provided remotely; to care for a minor or other elderly, sick or disabled persons; in the event of a death in the family; to perform short periods of physical exercise; or to take pets and domestic animals for a walk. In addition, people over the age of 65 are only allowed to leave their homes outside of these hours in order to travel to work or carry out farming activities.

 

Photo: Facebook/Ministerul Afacerilor Interne, Romania

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