Romania will extend state of emergency by 30 days – president

FILE PHOTO: Romanian President Klaus Iohannis inspects a mobile military hospital that will tend to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Otopeni, near Bucharest, Romania, March 28, 2020. Romanian Presidency Press Office/Handout via Reuters/File photo

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s government will extend its state of emergency by another 30 days after the current period ending next week, to help halt the spread of the new coronavirus, President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday.

“We need to do this again. It’s a necessity. People should understand that without this measure, the virus cannot be stopped,” Iohannis told a video briefing.

Romania has so far recorded 4,057 confirmed cases of infection and 157 deaths.

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