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PM Orban: I will recommend a ban on private events or capping attendance at 20

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that he would recommend banning private events or returning to capping their attendance at 20 people, arguing that many event organisers do not follow the COVID-19 pandemic rules.

“I will recommend a ban on private events. It is clear that they are one of the main [COVID-19] spreaders. Or going back to the old system of [capping attendance at] 20 people, although current attendance cap is 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. That’s the law. There are many event organizers who do not follow these rules when organising wedding parties, and it is even possible to make the decision to ban such private events,” Orban said at the National Liberal Party (PNL) headquarters.

He urged Romanians to wear protective masks in places where they interact with other people.

The prime minister also stated that in 3,300 areas many of those who won the local elections expressed their joy through spontaneous parties.

Orban added that the objective is to avoid having to lock down sectors of Bucharest City.

“Our goal is not to get here. (…) I do not hide from you the fact that we have requested a closer assessment of the number of people living in Bucharest, because the number of people living in Bucharest is higher than the data we have either from the INS [National statistics Institute] or from the Population Registry, but we need a solid scientific basis to get the number. Our goal is to stop the spread (…) by all the measures that are already taken,” said the prime minister.

Orban also said that the possibility of amending the legislation so that the COVID-19 asymptomatic patients can be treated at home is being considered.

“I will recommend a ban on private events. It is clear that they are one of the main [COVID-19] spreaders. Or going back to the old system of [capping attendance at] 20 people, although current attendance cap is 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. That’s the law. There are many event organizers who do not follow these rules when organising wedding parties, and it is even possible to make the decision to ban such private events,” Orban said at the National Liberal Party (PNL) headquarters.

He urged Romanians to wear protective masks in places where they interact with other people.

The prime minister also stated that in 3,300 areas many of those who won the local elections expressed their joy through spontaneous parties.

Orban added that the objective is to avoid having to lock down sectors of Bucharest City.

“Our goal is not to get here. (…) I do not hide from you the fact that we have requested a closer assessment of the number of people living in Bucharest, because the number of people living in Bucharest is higher than the data we have either from the INS [National statistics Institute] or from the Population Registry, but we need a solid scientific basis to get the number. Our goal is to stop the spread (…) by all the measures that are already taken,” said the prime minister.

Orban also said that the possibility of amending the legislation so that the COVID-19 asymptomatic patients can be treated at home is being considered.

We will have to establish clearer rules and maybe benefits for GPs in fighting COVID

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has announced that he will have a meeting with the Minister of Health, Nelu Tataru, and probably with the representatives of the family physicians’ associations, as there is need of clearer rules and, possibly, benefits to be established for family physicians in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

“We will have a discussion with the Minister and most likely we will also have a meeting with the representatives of the family physicians’ associations. The family physicians are already involved, which is why need to establish how exactly they should be involved because there are many family physicians I talked to that have patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus and they need to monitor their health condition permanently. Together with the Minister and the representatives of the family physicians organisations, we must come up with a set of clearer rules and, possibly, benefits for the family physicians who fight coronavirus,” Orban also said at the PNL headquarters.

He said it was possible for family physicians to receive extra money in this context.

Ludovic Orban also stated that he is not aware of the statements of his adviser Virgil Guran, who compared family physicians with soldiers sent to war, where “unfortunately some of them die.”

“If there were statements that were inappropriate, in which he offended them, I apologize. Mr Guran is not my health adviser, he has other responsibilities. All statements in the field of Health are given by the Ministry of Health, the House of Health and by specialists who are involved either in the technical-scientific support group or in the anti-COVID committee or at the INSP [National Institute of Public Health],” said the Prime Minister, according to Agerpres.

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