Romania extends Covid-19 state of alert by 30 days, relaxes restrictions for some social events

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Romania’s Prime Minister Florin Citu has extended the current Covid-19 related state of alert by 30 days starting this weekend.

The government also decided in its meeting Wednesday to relax a number of restrictions as the summer season gets underway.

Coronavirus cases have fallen sharply in the last month. On Thursday there were 140 new cases and 14 virus-related deaths.

Despite the new state of alert which begins on June 12, the government agreed to allow spectators attend the UEFA Euro 2020 football championship. Several matches are being played at Bucharest’s National Arena.

The venue will operate at a 50% seating capacity. Tickets can be bought here.

Weddings and baptisms are back in people’s diaries this summer as Covid-19 cases have leveled off.

The government will allow a maximum of 200 people to take part in celebrations as long as guests are full vaccinated against Covid-19 or have tested negative. T

here has to be a space of 2 square meters for each person.

The prime minister also announced that the Rădăuţi-Prut border crossing between  Romania and Moldova would reopen.

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