In a press statement today, President Klaus Iohannis said that there is no need to quarantine Bucharest at this point, but additional restrictions are necessary, as “nobody wants to get to a degraded situation to prevent us from handling the third wave of the pandemic.”
“I have to be very sincere, this third waves does not go away by itself. To appease this third wave restrictions must be enforced along with the acceleration of the vaccination campaign (…) I am very concerned, the situation is very serious. I call on all Romanians to observe restrictions and register for vaccination”, the head of state said.
He added that additional restrictions are necessary in Bucharest “where there are crowded places”.
“We probably have to reduce agglomerations during the weekend. The opening hours will probably have to change for stores, malls. It is in our benefit, after all, if we respect restrictions we help the front line medical workers and help the least lucky of all, those who develop a more serious form of the disease”, the president said.