Prime Minister Florin Cîțu on Monday stated that Romanians are free to protest as long as they do not violate the legislation in force, according to Agerpres.
Cîțu explained that the new measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 were triggered by hospitals being very crowded.
“Romanians are free to protest as long as they do not violate the in force legislation. We have the right to have an opinion in Romania even if we have different opinions. It is important to continue with the vaccination campaign and to find the best measures to help Romanians,” said Cîțu.
“I understand after one year of the pandemic, we have gotten tired but we must all respect the law. (…) We have ordered more doses of vaccine than we need just to make sure that, if necessary we will have it next year too,” added Cîțu.
The Prime Minister explained that the measures taken last week were aimed to slow down the spread of the virus and to be able to speed up the vaccination campaign.
“Throughout Europe, such measures are being taken for the entire country, while in Romania they are being taken depending on the incidence,” stated Cîțu.
According to the Prime Minister, the number of people vaccinated against COVID will increase to 100,000 per day, in April.