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Government approves decision on 30-day extension of the state of alert starting with December 14

The Government approved the decision under which the state of alert on the entire territory of Romania is extended by 30 days, starting December 14, Government representatives informed on Friday.

The Government Decision was adopted according to the proposals approved in the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) meeting on Thursday.

CNSU Decision 58 keeps the existing restrictions and sanitary protection measures in force, adding one referring to the organisation and conduct of cable transport operators activities on ski slopes, in the conditions to be established by common order of the Health and Economy, Energy and Business Environment Ministers.

 

Ciuca: Lockdown news are fake

 

Interim PM Nicolae Ciuca stated that the Government will analyse the decision draft based on which the state of alert will be extended by 30 days, underscoring that the news saying Romania is about to enter lockdown are fake.

“The National Committee for Emergency Situations’s meeting took place yesterday, where all aspects related to the COVID 19 pandemic were discussed, and a decision was made. Mr Secretary of State [Raed Arafat – the head of the Department for Emergency Situations – editor’s note] explained last night at the press conference that there are no modifications since the previous decision. The only exception is related to the regulation of the manner in which people should travel by cable cars, through a common order of the two ministries [Health and Economy – editor’s note]. Thus, today, at the government meeting, we will analyze the government decision draft prolonging the state of alert. We are basically denying the fake news announcing a new lockdown,” Ciuda said at Friday’s government meeting.

 

We’ll have to analyse increase in number of cases in the Capital

 

Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Friday, at the beginning of the Government meeting, that the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Capital needed to be analysed.

“Although we have a constant number of positive cases, however, from the discussion and analysis we had related to this topic, we have an increase of up to 35 quarantined localities and we also have a situation that we will also have to discuss and analyse, regarding the increase in the number of positive cases in the Capital,” he said.

Secretary of State Raed Arafat explained, during the Government meeting, that in the Capital, from December 6 to Thursday, a number of 9,070 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus was registered, which means a greater pressure on the medical sector in Bucharest and the neighboring areas, with some patients needing to be transferred to other areas.

He mentioned that at the level of the Bucharest Prefecture there was a discussion about the intensification of the controls and the measures for the implementation of the existing restrictions at this moment.

 

Interim PM asks market activity monitoring, to limit novel coronavirus spread

 

Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Friday requested a coordination of the activity of the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) and that of the structures of the Interior Ministry, in order to monitor the activity in markets, to limit novel coronavirus spread.

“Markets will be open, which is why, as we discussed, I will ask ANSVSA and the structures of the Interior Ministry to coordinate their activities so that we can have a monitoring of everything that means the activity in the markets, in order to avoid this part of the spread of the virus,” said Ciuca, at the beginning of the government meeting.

The clarifications were made in the context in which the Secretary of State Raed Arafat explained, during the Government meeting, that in the Capital, from December 6 until Thursday, a number of 9,070 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection was registered. He mentioned that at the level of the Bucharest Prefecture there was a discussion about the intensification of the controls and the measures for the implementation of the existing restrictions.

Via Agerpres

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