President Klaus Iohannis resumed, on Monday, the appeal to Romanians to respect the indications of the authorities, given that Romania has nearly 2,000 cases of coronavirus infection.
“Unfortunately, today in Romania we have nearly 2,000 cases of persons infected with COVID-19. Dear Romanians, that is a lot and we must try harder and better together, so we stop the spread of the virus. We need to respect more the indications of authorities and better. Don’t forget, do not meet other persons and if it’s necessary to meet, avoid any physical contact, do not shake hands, do not hug, maintain a distance from one another. We must succeed together in stopping the spread of this virus, we must manage together especially for the most vulnerable categories, and the most vulnerable people, as the medics and experts tell us, are persons over the age of 65,” said the head of state at the Cotroceni Palace, after the meeting with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and several ministers.
He showed that the authorities have done their job and there are norms in force.
“Now it depends on us all to respect them,” Iohannis added.
He asked Romanians to protect those over the age of 65 and in the 11:00-13:00 time frame do not exit their houses, so they can supply.
“I ask you all to protect those in the vulnerable categories. Let’s protect those over 65, let’s protect our pensioners! A time frame was established between 11:00 and 13:00 each day when those over 65 can exit their houses to supply. Let’s all leave this interval only to them. Shop owners have received indications from the authorities to serve in this interval the persons that in other intervals cannot leave their houses. Thus, dear Romanians, leave 11:00 to 13:00 for the pensioners to supply. We have the rest of the day to do it,” said Iohannis.
President Klaus Iohannis had a meeting for the evaluation and presentation of measures regarding the managing of the COVID-19 epidemic with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, Public Finance Minister, Vasile Citu, Economy, Energy and Business Environment Minister, Virgil Popescu, National Defence Minister, Nicolae Ciuca, European Funds Minister, Marcel Bolos, and Transport, Infrastructure and Communications Minister Lucian Bode.