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Romania’s President announces substantial relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions


President Klaus Iohannis announced on Thursday, that Romania will start from May 15 to implement substantial relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions as the obligation to wear a protective mask outdoors will be eliminated, with a few exceptions according to Romania- Insider. 

„Starting May 15, people will no longer be obliged to wear masks in outdoor public places, the night curfew will end and the stores will return to their normal opening hours,” said The Head of State at the Cotroceni Palace.

As of June 1, the authorities will allow more participants to public and private events, such as sports matches and weddings. There will be no more limitations on the number of people who can attend such events if the organizer can make sure that all the participants are vaccinated.

While the current restrictions on the functioning of local schools will remain in place, the president said he was confident that all the students would be able to return to school by the end of the school year and stated that masks will still be compulsory indoors.
The president’s statements come after a significant drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases the last month. 

The authorities aim to reach 5 million vaccinated people by June 1, according to Iohannis, although this number probably refers to people vaccinated with at least one dose.