The Bucharest Municipality Committee for Emergency Situations (CMBSU) decided in Monday’s meeting to extend online classes for pre-university educational institutions and keep in-person learning suspended.
Mask-wearing so as to cover the nose and mouth remains mandatory in public closed and open spaces for everybody aged over 5.
“The Committee unanimously decided to maintain the measures currently in force until midnight, which were instituted under the former decision,” said Bucharest Prefect Traian Berbeceanu, referencing CMBSU’s decision of October 19, effective for 14 days starting October 20.
Berbeceanu (photo C) said that introducing further restrictions was not considered necessary and timely and those currently in force will continue until November 16 at midnight.
Cinema theaters, entertainment and/or concert institutions remain closed.
Indoor activities with the public of the businesses that prepare and sell food and/or alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on the spot, such as restaurants and cafes, are forbidden.
The activity of restaurants and cafes inside hotels, boarding houses or other accommodation units is allowed only for the guests who stay at the respective facilities.
Gambling halls also remain closed.
The Bucharest Prefect’s Office said on October 19 that nurseries and after schools may continue their activity as per the joint Order of the Minister of Education and Research, the Health Minister and the Minister of Labor and Social Protection. Higher education activities shall be regulated by the Senate of each university, in keeping with the university autonomy and according to the regulations in force.
Bucharest Committee for Emergency Situations to notify CNSU regarding closing parks overnight
The Bucharest City Committee for Emergency Situations (CMBSU) has decided to notify the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on the topic of closing parks during nighttime, announced, on Monday, the Bucharest Prefect, Traian Berbeceanu.
“On the agenda of the committee this measure was taken into discussion, but the City Committee for Emergency Situations cannot adopt such a measure, being presumed limitations of rights and liberties, fact for which it was decided to notify this issue to the National Committee for Emergency Situations and, if they deem that at a certain level of infection rate, not only for Bucharest, but at a national level, such a measure is necessary, it will be regulated by Government Decision,” the prefect explained, according to Agerpres.
Emergency management authority notified on evening closure of parks in Bucharest City
The Bucharest Municipality Committee for Emergency Situations (CMBSU) has decided to notify the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on parks in Bucharest City being closed in the evening, Bucharest Prefect Traian Berbeceanu announced on Monday, arguing that many young people meet in the evening in parks and do not follow the COVID-19 health rules.
He said that this issue was discussed by CMBSU at a meeting on Monday, but this body cannot take such a decision.
“The measure was discussed by the committee, but the city emergency management committee cannot adopt such a measure, as it is a question of presumed limitations of rights and freedoms, and hence the decision to notify the National Emergency Management Committee about the measure, and if is deemed that a certain degree of infection requires such measure not only for Bucharest but nationwide, it will be regulated by government decision,” the prefect explained.
According to him, from his talks with public peace and order bodies, it emerged that, after 22:00hrs, many young people meet in parks, where parties take place without the health protection rules being followed.
“From my point of view, personally, from my talks with representatives of public order and peace bodies, after 22:00hrs, when the indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants in Bucharest close, many young people meet in certain areas in parks and leisure areas to throw parties there, in breach of the simplest rules of health protection,” said Berbeceanu.