Restaurants are to remain closed until COVID-19 case numbers decline.

The relaxation measures which were set to take place on July 1st, which would allow for the re-opening of restaurants for service indoors, was postponed as cases of Coronavirus in Romania, remain high.

Next Relaxation Phase may be deferred due to infection numbers

Raed Arafat, head of DSU, explained in an interview with Digi24, that the next “relaxation phase”, which is due on July 1st, could be postponed, as cases of Coronavirus have shown a steady increase within recent days.

State of Alert Extended for 30 days.

The Romanian government have made a decision to extend the current “State of Alert” by a further 30 days, parliament are also due to vote on this decision.

Restrictions for Malls, certain flights and other businesses, lifted on June 15th.

In an aim to relax some of the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and conditions of the State of Alert, the government has now started to allow travel from 17 countries, whilst lifting the requirement for self-isolation or quarantine.

2019: Romania had highest road-fatality rate in EU

Based on preliminary figures, Romania retains the title of having the highest amount of road fatalities, for over 2 years in a row.

TIFF to take place this summer from July 31 – August 9

Amid most festival closures, organisers of TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival), have announced new dates for 2020’s edition of the annual event.

Jazz in the Park Postponed until June 24-27 2021

As with Electric Castle and Untold Festival, Jazz in the Park organisers have decided to postpone the event until June 24-27, 2021, due to the unpredictable nature surrounding the COVID-19 virus and associated restrictions.

Untold Festival Postponed until 2021

Just like with Electric Castle, organisers of Untold Festival have taken the decision, based on events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, to postpone the festival until 2021.

Electric Castle postponed until 14-18 July 2021

Following the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, Electric Castle, a festival which has taken place each year since 2013, has been postponed until July 14th – 18th, 2021.

State of Alert: Questions & Answers

The Strategic Communication Group (Grupul de Comunicare Strategică), has published a list of the most common questions and their answers, with regards to the “State of Alert” in Romania.