Health Minister Nelu Tataru said on Tuesday that new relaxation measures will be applied as of June 1, such as the reopening of terraces, provided that the physical distance is maintained.
“At the end of this week we will have the assessment of this first period of 14 days of relaxation and we’ll be able to announce the relaxation measures that come after June 1. For now we can say with a quite high degree of certainty that we will reopen terraces. (…) We’ll keep the same social distance of one and a half meters, and precautions for common areas such as restrooms. There may be other measures too, but we’ll proceed to the assessment at the end of this week. Joint ministerial orders will be issued where we will announce the areas that will open, but we will also have measures to define how the activities subject to relaxation are to unfold,” the Health Minister told broadcaster B1TV.
Nelu Tataru added that beaches could reopen from June 15 and that beginning with July – August, the Romanians could lead “a quasi-normal life”.
“If things go normally, we contemplate opening the beaches as of June 15. Physical distancing and a strict hygiene in common spaces remain basic principles. If we observe these precautions, we can afford progressively taking other areas out of lockdown,” said Nelu Tataru.
The Health Minister also mentioned that open spaces, such as terraces do not stand under the requirement to measure the customers’ temperature.