New restrictions approved in Romania: night quarantine in areas with an infection rate over 6/1000. Vaccinated people are exempt!
During this day, the Government adopted the Decision with the new restrictions decided by CNSU. Among the new changes: the night quarantine will be instituted on weekends in localities where the infection rate exceeds 6 per thousand; except people vaccinated against COVID; the shops will be closed from 18.00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only in areas with incidence over 6/1000.
The green COVID certificate remains in force in areas with an infection rate of over 3 per thousand, and for children it will be mandatory from 12 years, and not from 6 years, as it is now.
The main changes decided by the authorities on Thursday:
- Introducing a new exception to the ban on homelessness in localities where the cumulative incidence at 14 days exceeds the threshold of 6/1000 inhabitants, for vaccinated persons proving this condition by means of the vaccination certificate or the European Union digital certificate on COVID-19.
- Increasing the age until which children are exempted from the obligation to present the negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, not older than 72 hours, or the certified negative result of a rapid antigen test for infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, not older than 48 hours, required for participation in activities where access is allowed under this condition, from 6 years to 12 years.
- Increasing the cumulative incidence threshold to 14 days from which the measure prohibiting the movement of persons outside the home applies, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 4 / 1.000 inhabitants at present to 6 / 1.000 inhabitants.
- Increasing the cumulative incidence threshold to 14 days from which the measure of limiting the working hours with the public is applied to the time interval 5: 00-18: 00, for economic operators carrying out trade activities / provision of services in closed spaces and / or open, public and / or private, from 4 / 1.000 inhabitants at present to 6 / 1.000 inhabitants.
- Delimitation, at the level of shopping centers where several economic operators operate, of the areas for serving food or alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, so that controlled access can be achieved only for people tested, vaccinated and sick.
The Government Decision, adopted based on the CNSU decision, enters into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette.