A traffic police officer checks a driver's documents in central Athens, on Monday. Officers were deployed on streets across the country to enforce the new lockdown, which allows people to leave their homes only with special permits. Authorities said only 33 people had been fined for flouting the regulations by late Monday afternoon. [Intime News]
Despite a mandatory requirement for police who come in contact with the citizens to wear protective gear, this doesn't happen because of the scarce supplies with such equipment, reads an appeal by the National Police Officers Union (SNAP) to Minister of Interior Ion Marcel Vela.
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday, in a video conference with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and the ministers responsible for managing the COVID-19 epidemic, that the state of emergency is for 30 days, and that the measures must be taken very fast. "I issued the decree establishing the state of emergency in Romania for 30 days.
The National Assembly has urgently accepted the government's proposal to introduce a state of emergency in the country due to the spread of the coronavirus. From today until April 13.
The Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and the head of the National Operations Headquarters Professor Mutafchiiski are in the room.