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.

However, some Parliament members have declared themselves as being against extending the State of Alert, and in response. the government has introduced additional relaxation measures to help reduce resistance to the extension.

Additional relaxation measures will be a welcome decision for most, however, restaurant owners have expressed their frustration regarding the fact that the Government has permitted church ceremonies to be held indoors, whereas restaurants, who claim that they follow much stricter sanitation regulations, remain closed, with the exception of outdoor service or take-away products.

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