No lockdown after Romanian elections

Legislative elections are scheduled to be held in Romania on 6 December, 2020. [EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT]

Many people in Romania, including politicians, are speculating that Romania will enter a lockdown after the elections on Sunday (6 December), but the prime minister is trying to calm those fears.

”I guarantee you, 100%, there will be no lockdown. Romania cannot afford one, we can’t afford it economically in the coming period. This won’t happen,” PM Ludovic Orban said during a televised interview.

The prime minister said claims about a lockdown are campaign lies, which are meant to reduce support for the governing party.

Orban also said the number of coronavirus infections was on a downward trend in the past days, but it coincided with a smaller number of tests performed, due to a prolonged weekend for national holidays. (Bogdan Neagu, EURACTIV.ro)

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