The government decided on Thursday to extend the state of alert in Romania by another 30 days starting from April 13 and has also decided on new measures for the Orthodox Easter, easing some restrictions for this period, according to Romania-Insider.
The night curfew will be lifted on the night of May 1 to May 2, for those who wish to attend the Easter service as they can stay outdoors until 05:00 am.
In localities with incidence rates of over 7.5 COVID-19 cases per thousand inhabitants, for example, the night curfew starts at 20:00, two hours earlier than the rest of the localities.
According to the government’s decision, all stores can stay open until 20:00 on April 23 and April 30 (Good Friday), regardless of the incidence rate.
Under the new set of restrictions introduced at the end of March, shops close starting at 18:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in localities with an incidence rate of over 4 per thousand inhabitants. The measure applies throughout the week in areas where the coronavirus infection rate exceeds 7.5 cases per thousand inhabitants.
The government has also decided that seaside accommodation units can operate at 70% of their capacity while complying with all measures in place.