The Romanian House of Representatives passed a bill that would also provide teaching staff with a risk premium set aside for the coronavirus epidemic. According to the draft law, from the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year, during the state of emergency and emergency, teaching staff working in public education and higher education will receive 2,000 lei per month, while auxiliary teaching staff and non-teaching staff will receive 1,500 lei per month. pay social security contributions – written by the Transindex.ro news portal.
Romanian President Klaus Johannis called on citizens to be careful and strictly adhere to the rules put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to Johannis, the virus is spreading at a very fast rate right now, and “we must not deceive ourselves” by then disappearing by itself. “We cannot afford hospitals to become overcrowded and intensive care units to be incapable of receiving and treating severe cases.” stressed the Romanian president.
In Romania, mass private events were banned to curb the coronavirus epidemic, the MTI wrote. Local authorities must limit or suspend the operation of restaurants, cinemas, theaters and concert halls in a given municipality, depending on how many per thousand of the population has been infected in the last two weeks: if the infection rate is below 1.5 per thousand, 50 per cent of the seats , if it is between 1.5 and 3 parts per thousand then they can operate with 30 percent of their capacity, but above three parts per thousand the institution must be closed.
(Cover image: Teacher with a face mask at the George Enescu Music School in Bucharest on the first teaching day on September 14, 2020. Photo: Robert Ghement / MTI / EPA)