Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that after schools and nurseries can work if they opt to do so, showing that they are not part of the activities subject to restrictions when the coronavirus infection incidence rate of 3 per thousand inhabitants is exceeded, according to AGERPRES.
"The regulations regarding the organization of the educational process refers to education and to preschoolers, namely to kindergarten. The two stages, 1 and 3 per thousand, do not affect other activities, such as nursery and after school activities. They are not subject to this regulation. With the organization of online courses, the normal after school can no longer function, because if the students do not go to school and participate online in the educational process, the after school will no longer be able to function, but after schools and nurseries are not subject to regulations. (...) If they choose to work, they will work. They are not part of the activities that are restricted when the 3 per thousand incidence rate is exceeded," Orban said at the PNL headquarters, after a campaign meeting of the Liberals.
He also said that an evaluation will be conducted after the 14 days, and if the reference incidence for the new coronavirus diseases falls below 3 per thousand inhabitants, the restricted activities will be resumed.
"The evaluation will be carried out, in the same way, of the number of cases over the last 14 days, because this is the reason this set of measures related to the incidence of 3 per thousand being exceeded is established for a period of 14 days and if the rate falls below 3 per thousand, the activities that were under restriction as long as the indicator was 3 per thousand are automatically resumed. I have not considered that the activity can be resumed in less than 14 days. (...) I considered that there must be 14 days for all these measures to take effect in stopping the spread of the virus," Orban said.
The new restrictions in the Capital will be implemented, according to the prime minister, immediately after the meeting of the Emergency Situations Committee, a meeting that would take place at 15:00 hrs.
As regards the pilgrimage of Saint Dumitru, he showed that he is talking with the representatives of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
"When we make a decision, we will announce it," the prime minister said.