The decision to extend the alert state in Romania by an additional 30 days, together with the necessary measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were approved by the Government during yesterday’s extraordinary meeting. The Government decision is accompanied by three annexes.
This is the second time that Romania has decided to extend the alert state throughout the country.
The extension of the alert state was considered necessary due to the continuous increase of outbreaks and worrying forecasts. Specifically, it is estimated that the number of cases may reach 1,200-1,600 per day in mid-August.
Meanwhile, another 777 cases of coronavirus were confirmed today in Romania, bringing the total to 35,003. Also, 19 deaths were reported, increasing the number of deaths to 1,971. 19,097 tests were performed, and 757 people tested positive were discharged from hospitals upon request.
Meanwhile, the Senate must approve the Coronavirus Act and self-isolation measures today, following the agreement reached last night in the Legal Committee. No surprises are expected in today’s relevant vote.
After the entry into force of the law, the text will be discussed again during a meeting of the emergency cabinet, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced. The reasons are simply procedural.
Provisions on travel and entry status are included in Annex 3 to the Government Decision.
One of the amendments implemented by the Senate stipulates that, from now on, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) is obliged to announce separately daily the new cases, the cases that are tested and the total number of tests for new cases and re-tested people, with reports separated by territory and prefecture, based on the residence of the person who took the test, as reported by Agerpres.