PM: State of alert will be most probably extended, yet no new restrictions envisaged. No problem in holding elections

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PM Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the Government will most probably extend the state of alert in Romania by 30 more days. It is the third time the state of alert is extended.

Any decision will take the epidemiological context into account Based on the data so far we’ll most probably extend the state of alert”, said the PM.

Yet, Orban said there are no new restrictions envisaged.

We are not considering any new restrictions. The latest measures, limiting the opening hours and wearing face masks, do not affect the business activities”, he mentioned.

The state of alert has been enforced in Romania on May 15, after previous two months with state of emergency in place. The state of alert was extended twice, on  June 16 and July 16.

Elections on

The Romanian PM also said that he sees no problem at all in organized the local elections as scheduled on September 27, arguing that the increase of new Coronavirus cases has been currently stopped.

“If we look at the evolution in the past 2 weeks, we can see that we’ve managed to stop the rise, so the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases is extremely low. In my opinion, we can hold elections, and once the rules of holding the campaign and of organizing the voting procedure are adopted to reduce the risk of infection, there is no problem at all in having elections”, Orban said.

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