Romania bans religious pilgrimages

The Romanian authorities banned religious pilgrimages and reintroduced the obligation to quarantine for people arriving from countries with a higher incidence rate than Romania to try and contain a more aggressive wave of COVID-19 infections.

Public health officials also announced that, depending on the incidence rate, some localities could be quarantined, while others – with a lower rate – could impose other restrictions. The country’s health authorities also called on companies to reinstate teleworking, wherever possible.

The public health authority in Bucharest proposed the closing of restaurants and the banning of private events with more than 50 attendees in restaurants or cafes. It also suggested to make mask wearing mandatory near schools in Bucharest.

A decision on these proposed restrictions will be taken on Tuesday.

(Bogdan Neagu |

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