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October 5, 2022

Bucharest Mayor Dan on easing restrictions: Let’s wait a few more days, see that situation settles

The General Mayor of Bucharest, Nicusor Dan, declared on Thursday that an eventual ease of restrictions will be analysed within the Emergency Situations Committee of Bucharest Municipality, but it will have to wait a few more days, in order to see how the situation will settle.

“Firstly, we need to salute this drop, these are some numbers which I look over each morning, we are under 3 (cases per 1,000 inhabitants, ed. n.), and we were at 7 a month and a half ago. I can honestly say that at the beginning of my term I was very, very worried. When I took over this term at the end of October, we were on an upward slope and I was afraid of where we might end up. Mask-wearing and the attitude of Bucharest citizens helped us reach this point. There will be a discussion within the municipal committee on this topic and you will see the decision we will make. Let us wait a few more days, see that this situation will settle. So far, regarding numbers, we were at 1,000 per day, we were at 2,000 per day and now it seems that we are somewhere around 200-300-400 per day”, he specified, for RFI.

Nicusor Dan mentioned that he will vaccinate, once it will be his turn to do so.

The Prefect of Bucharest, Traian Berbeceanu, said on Wednesday evening in a telephone intervention at Digi 24 private television broadcaster that the Emergency Situations Committee of Bucharest could be convened in a meeting at the end of this week and could propose the adoption of a decision to relax the sanitary measures in the Capital, taking into account the decrease in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 cases.

“It is gladdening that today we had an incidence rate of 2.96 per thousand. In the next 48 hours we will monitor the incidence rate, the degree of infection and in the fortunate situation, which we also want – tomorrow and the day after tomorrow the incidence will be below 3 per thousand – the day after tomorrow we will convene the Municipal Committee for Emergency Situations and we will propose the adoption of a decision by which to relax some of the measures in force at this time, as far as legal regulations allow us,” the Prefect of Bucharest, Traian Berbeceanu stated.

According to him, it would be about allowing the functioning with a maximum capacity of 30% of institutions / theaters, theaters and cinemas, reopening of indoor activities of restaurants, bars, cafes, etc., up to a maximum of 30% of the space, as well as the permission of the activities with the public, up to the limit of 30% of the destined space, of the economic operators licensed in the field of gambling.

“Fortunately, through a joint effort of the citizens of Bucharest, first of all, but also of the authorities, the incidence of COVID-19 infection has decreased to 2.96 / per thousand inhabitants. This pieces of news that can only make us happy! (…) We call for the strict observance of the measures in force, so that, soon, the relaxation measures can be even more generous,” the prefect wrote on his Facebook page.


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