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State of alert in Romania extended by 30 days from January 13

The Romanian government approved at a meeting on Tuesday extending by 30 days the state of alert in Romania from January 13.

According to a governmental press statement, the decision on extending the state of alert and establishing measures to be applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was adopted as placed on the agenda of the government meeting.

The measures to contain and control SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections, concrete conditions of application and the recipients of these measures, as well as the public institutions and authorities that implement or monitor the application of the measures during the alert state provided for in annexes 1-3 to the new draft decision are in their essence similar to those in force and included in annexes 1 – 3 to Government Decision 1065/2020.

“These include measures to prevent and control SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections, as well as non-medical measures that have been shown to be effective and efficient worldwide, such as wearing a mask and reducing physical interaction between people. Thus, in accordance with Article 5 (2) d) of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as subsequently amended and supplemented, in public spaces, commercial spaces, modes of public transport and at work, the mandate to wear a protective mask that covers the nose and mouth will stay in place, ” according to the substantiation note,  quoted by Agerpres.

The National Committee for Emergency Situations adopted on Monday the decision regarding the 30-day extension, starting January 13, of the state of alert in Romania as well as of the specific measures to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection that have been in force until now.

 

PM Citu approved request to European Commission for Romania to get 8 million extra doses of vaccine

 

Prime Minister Florin Citu has announced having approved on Tuesday the submission to the European Commission of a request for Romania to get an extra 8 million doses of BioNTech / Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine out of 200 million additionally negotiated at European level.

“We are securing the vaccine doses needed to immunise as many citizens as possible who want to protect themselves against COVID-19. Today I have approved submitting to the European Commission a request for Romania to get another eight million doses of BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine out of the 200 million additionally negotiated at European level. More specifically, it is a request for 8,055,394 more doses of vaccine adding up to 12,780,080 million doses produced by BioNTech / Pfizer and already contracted by Romania. Those are vital doses that will ensure the immunisation of 10,417,737 people, who can return to a normal life,” Citu wrote on Tuesday in a Facebook post.

He added that in addition to the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccines, “there are also 3,408,215 doses produced by Moderna and already contracted by Romania.”

“Each vaccinated person means more lives saved and one more step gained against COVID-19,” according to Citu.

 

 

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