Romania could reinstate state of emergency if there are 10,000 new coronavirus casesChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 10, 2020
There is no need to reintroduce the state of emergency after only two days with more than 500 new cases of coronavirus infection. Still, Romania could consider this measure if the number of new cases reaches 10,000 in 3-4 days, at national level, health minister Nelu Tataru said in an interview with Agerpres.
Minister Nelu Tataru
"It's one thing to have ten thousand cases in a week and a half, two weeks, and there's another thing to have ten thousand cases in four or five days. That's when reinstating the state of emergency becomes necessary. When we have these ten thousand cases in three or four days throughout the country, a state of emergency is required; when we have these ten thousand cases in three different cities, then we quarantine those cities," he added.
He also said that non-compliance with the physical distancing rules leads to an increased community transmission of coronavirus.
Romanian officials announced on Thursday, July 9, 614 new cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours. This was the highest number of daily cases reported in Romania since the start of the pandemic. The country also reported more than 500 new cases on July 8. ■