Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that a full nationwide lockdown in Romania is not being considered, mentioning that economic relaxation is being aimed at, provided that everyone gets vaccinated.
“We are not considering lockdown. I have been opposed since the very beginning: I said that there will be no nationwide lockdown in Romania, there will be no lockdown at all; we are moving, as you can see, toward economic relaxation but on condition that all of us get vaccinated. June 1 can only happen if we get vaccinated, otherwise we don’t have a chance,” said Citu after a government meeting.
Asked to comment on top official with the Health Ministry Andreea Moldovan having spoken about a two-week lockdown, Citu said that she only gave a theoretical example and did not make a proposal.
“I had a discussion with the senior official and she gave me a theoretical example. Last year, all the lockdown discussions revolved around two weeks, because the discussion about the virus was you have to stay at home for two weeks to get rid of the virus. It was a theoretical discussion, it was not a hypothetical discussion, there was not a proposal to that end,” the prime minister added.
Gov’t to extend alert state on Thursday; We will decide also on Orthodox Easter
The Government will approve on Thursday the extension of the alert state, and the decision that will be adopted will include also traffic restrictions regarding the Orthodox Easter, announced the Prime Minister Florin Citu.
“Tomorrow [Thursday] will be the Government’s decision to extend the state of alert. In the previous decision, you know very well that it was until 2.00 in the morning. We will see for tomorrow if something changes or not. We will make a decision tomorrow,” Citu said at a news conference at Victoria Palace, when asked how the authorities would react to the Orthodox Church’s request that traffic restrictions be lifted at Resurrection night.