The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, has decreed state of emergency in Romania, to take effect as of Monday.
On Saturday evening, after the swearing-in ceremony of the new Orban cabinet, President Klaus Iohannis made public his decision to decree state of emergency as of Monday: "It is very important that the measures that are to be taken, to be taken in due time, so as to bear fruit and to make this fight possible, with all the instruments provided by the law, I have decided to decree state of emergency as of the start of next week."
The head of state underlined the state of emergency will allow for the allotment of significant resources for the efficient management of the coronavirus crisis, also in the effort to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
"This way, the government will be able to earmark more money for healthcare, for medicines and for medical equipment and devices, which are absolutely necessary. This will allow for making purchases and endowments in a very short time, under simplified procedures, thus making available for the government all necessary instruments to manage the coronavirus crisis in the most efficient way", President Iohannis said.
The President also called on the Romanians to avoid contacts that are not absolutely necessary and to get informed from reliable public sources alone.