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marți, 20 aprilie 2021 - 19:36

Additional restrictions in Cluj as COVID-19 cases rise

The Cluj County Committee for Emergency Situations (CJSU) decided on Thursday to impose additional restrictions in Cluj after the COVID-19 incidence rate in the city surpassed 7.5 cases per thousand inhabitants. The new rules come into force on Friday, according to Romania-Insider. 

As of Friday, the night curfew is in force between 20:00 and 05:00 in Cluj and the shops close at 18:00.

Similar measures have also been taken in other localities in Cluj county namely Apahida, Bontida, Calarasi, Ciucea, Garbau, Palatca, Poieni and Sic where the incidence rate went over 7.5 cases per thousand inhabitants.

The prefect of Cluj county, Tasnadi Szilard said that the restrictions remain in force until the incidence rate drops below 7 per thousand inhabitants.

The Romanian authorities decided to introduce tighter restrictions at the end of March in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. The new measures include different night curfew schedules and shorter shopping hours, depending on the incidence rate in every locality.