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Interim PM Ciuca recomends citizens to reduce travel during winter holidays, to limit COVID-19 spreading


Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said that, given the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, he recommended that citizens reduce travel during the winter holidays to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and added that the authorities did not consider adopting new restrictions.

Asked if the authorities are also prepared in case of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases during the holidays, he said: "We are also prepared for this hypothesis, for this scenario."

The interim prime minister said that the authorities do not envisage imposing new health protection measures during this period.


A number of 3,252 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the past 24 hours, following the processing of 8,059 tests conducted at the national level, informs, on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

These are cases that had not tested positive previously, the GCS mentions.

On Romania's territory, 559,587 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed up to now.

A number of 460,780 persons were declared cured.

According to the GCS, 4,436,130 tests were processed so far at the national level. Of these, 8,059 were processed in the past 24 hours - 6,250 on the basis of case definitions and medical protocol and 1,809 on demand.


The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of coronavirus compared to the last report are Bucharest - 556, and the counties of Constanta - 303, Ilfov - 193, Arges - 166 and Galati - 162, according to data the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) released on Monday.

For 3 counties there are no reports, and in Caras-Severin county the number of cases has been rectified downwards.

In the last 24 hours, the police and gendarmes applied 6,775 contravention sanctions, in a total amount of 1,556,758 lei, as a result of violations of provisions of Law no. 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.