Romania announces plans to ease restrictions

Starting with 1 June, weddings and other ceremonies could have up to 70 guests if outside or 50 guests if organized indoors. [EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT]

Romania will lift restrictions gradually, as the vaccination rate picks up and the number of coronavirus infections drops countrywide. As of Saturday (15 May), wearing masks outside will no longer be mandatory, except for markets and fairs, president Klaus Iohannis said. Also, the night curfew will be lifted and shops could return to their usual opening hours.

Starting on 1 June, weddings and other ceremonies may be allowed to have up to 70 guests if outside or 50 guests indoors. However, the number is not limited if all participants are vaccinated, Iohannis said. Similarly, sports competitions, gyms will still have a limit on the number of attendees that can be increased if all participants have received their vaccines.

According to President Iohannis, the government wants to have 5 million people vaccinated by 1 June, 6 million on 1 July and 7 million on 1 August. (Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)

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