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It was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace that “it was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3” – established after exceeding the incidence of infection by 3 per thousand inhabitants with SARS-CoV, in two weeks – and, in this context, the local authorities had the obligation to explain to the population the possible restrictions that would have been imposed.

“It was very easy to predict that Bucharest would enter scenario 3. Of course, it was not easy to predict and no one expected to say if it would happen on Saturday or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday. So in detail, of course, we have to wait the calculation,” the head of state told a news conference.

Iohannis said that “it was obvious that the number of infections will increase and not decrease, and then the local authorities have the obligation, in advance, when such an evolution is foreseen, to go to a press conference and explain.”

“‘Dear people, you see that it is possible, in a week, to enter scenario 3. Then we will wear a mask and the pupils will stay at home, so get ready to keep the children at home’ – something like this, nothing sophisticated, nothing ultra-scientific, but common sense communications, because not everyone naturally watches TV all the time, but have the right to be informed in advance when measures that will actually affect their lives are very likely to be taken,” Iohannis said.

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace that “it was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3” – established after exceeding the incidence of infection by 3 per thousand inhabitants with SARS-CoV, in two weeks – and, in this context, the local authorities had the obligation to explain to the population the possible restrictions that would have been imposed.

“It was very easy to predict that Bucharest would enter scenario 3. Of course, it was not easy to predict and no one expected to say if it would happen on Saturday or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday. So in detail, of course, we have to wait the calculation,” the head of state told a news conference.

Iohannis said that “it was obvious that the number of infections will increase and not decrease, and then the local authorities have the obligation, in advance, when such an evolution is foreseen, to go to a press conference and explain.”

“‘Dear people, you see that it is possible, in a week, to enter scenario 3. Then we will wear a mask and the pupils will stay at home, so get ready to keep the children at home’ – something like this, nothing sophisticated, nothing ultra-scientific, but common sense communications, because not everyone naturally watches TV all the time, but have the right to be informed in advance when measures that will actually affect their lives are very likely to be taken,” Iohannis said.

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace that “it was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3” – established after exceeding the incidence of infection by 3 per thousand inhabitants with SARS-CoV, in two weeks – and, in this context, the local authorities had the obligation to explain to the population the possible restrictions that would have been imposed.

“It was very easy to predict that Bucharest would enter scenario 3. Of course, it was not easy to predict and no one expected to say if it would happen on Saturday or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday. So in detail, of course, we have to wait the calculation,” the head of state told a news conference.

Iohannis said that “it was obvious that the number of infections will increase and not decrease, and then the local authorities have the obligation, in advance, when such an evolution is foreseen, to go to a press conference and explain.”

“‘Dear people, you see that it is possible, in a week, to enter scenario 3. Then we will wear a mask and the pupils will stay at home, so get ready to keep the children at home’ – something like this, nothing sophisticated, nothing ultra-scientific, but common sense communications, because not everyone naturally watches TV all the time, but have the right to be informed in advance when measures that will actually affect their lives are very likely to be taken,” Iohannis said.

President Klaus Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Monday that the general election would take place on the set date, namely December 6.

“The general election was set according to the law and will take place on December 6, and as far as the pandemic management is concerned, Parliament approved a special law, Law 55, which provides the complete catalogue of measures that can be taken, and the Government, alongside the local authorities, are managing this process,” the head of state told a press conference.

Bucharest prefect’s attitude unacceptable

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that the attitude of Bucharest Prefect Gheorghe Cojanu and the way he acted were unacceptable, adding that should not go unpunished.

“It is incomprehensible why, although we have seen an increase in the number of infections in Bucharest and it was obvious the trend will continue, there was no coherent plan made public in clear terms, so that the public may be prepared and know what is in stock for them. The attitude of the prefect and the way he acted are unacceptable and should not be left without consequences,” Iohannis told a news briefing at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

I promised you that poaching is over and it is indeed over

Asked at a news briefing at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Monday about the making of the National Liberal Party (PNL) tickets for the incoming general election, President Klaus Iohannis said there was no more poaching of party members and that “things stopped when needed.”

“At some point I promised you that poaching was almost over and it was over, as we all saw. So there were no more poaching, there were no more collusions and that’s a fact. So I told, I warned, things stopped when needed. Furthermore, you will certainly be able to find out from PNL in great detail how the lists were made, because the lists were made with people from PNL and the candidates are party members,” said Iohannis.

When Constitution is modernised, we will also need to modernise chapter on CCR

The head of state said that, when the Constitution is modernised, there will also be needed a modernisation of the chapter regarding the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR).

“Of course, if we are talking about legislation, we need to take care, first of all, of the laws of justice, which need to be reformed. This is the stage we are in now, but we have all been able to see that we need to modernise the Constitution as well. We had some situations that did not have a simple constitutional solution or no solution at all, and I remind you about the early polls situation, which would have been very good to form a new Government, with a newly validated new Parliament, during this stage that we see how complicated it is. It did not happen and that’s why we need to modernise the Constitution as well, including of the chapter that refers to the Constitutional Court,” the head of state told a press conference at the Cotroceni Palace.

It was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace that “it was very easy to predict that Bucharest will enter scenario 3” – established after exceeding the incidence of infection by 3 per thousand inhabitants with SARS-CoV, in two weeks – and, in this context, the local authorities had the obligation to explain to the population the possible restrictions that would have been imposed.

“It was very easy to predict that Bucharest would enter scenario 3. Of course, it was not easy to predict and no one expected to say if it would happen on Saturday or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday. So in detail, of course, we have to wait the calculation,” the head of state told a news conference.

Iohannis said that “it was obvious that the number of infections will increase and not decrease, and then the local authorities have the obligation, in advance, when such an evolution is foreseen, to go to a press conference and explain.”

“‘Dear people, you see that it is possible, in a week, to enter scenario 3. Then we will wear a mask and the pupils will stay at home, so get ready to keep the children at home’ – something like this, nothing sophisticated, nothing ultra-scientific, but common sense communications, because not everyone naturally watches TV all the time, but have the right to be informed in advance when measures that will actually affect their lives are very likely to be taken,” Iohannis said.

Via Agerpres

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