Romania remains under state of alert until mid-September
The Romanian government decided to extend the state of alert by another 30 days. The decision came into force on Sunday, August 16, local Mediafax reported.
During the state of alert, wearing a mask is mandatory in outdoor public spaces (such as farmers’ markets or bus stations), at certain hours set by each county. Sports competitions can be organized outdoors or at indoor pools but without spectators. At the same time, outdoor cultural events (for example, concerts) are allowed, but only if they respect the current safety rules.
The only novelty is that the new decision extends the opening hours of outdoor restaurants until midnight, according to Mediafax. Before August 16, the outdoor restaurants were allowed to operate until 23:00.
Romania entered the state of alert on May 15, at the end of a two-month state of emergency. The authorities decided to extend the state of alert by 30 days on June 17, and then again by another 30 days on July 17.
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