The authorities will insist in the next period on informing the population
The authorities will insist in the next period on informing the population so that for the time being people will know what the rules are imposed once the state of alert is established, states Prime Minister Ludovic Orban. The government will also launch a public information campaign in which all health and safety measures to reduce the risk of infection with the new coronavirus will be presented in detail. For a while, the recommendation to the police is to inform the citizens to ask them to respect the rules and only then will they move on to sanctions – explained the chief executive.
Dental offices and outpatient units can resume their activities
Dental offices and outpatient care units can resume their activities for non-emergency cases, in compliance with measures to prevent and control the spread of infections, according to the decision adopted last night by the National Committee for Special Situations of Expedite. However, measures must be taken to make an appointment in advance and not to allow patients to stay in waiting areas. Also, non-COVID health units will be able to re-admit non-emergency patients, while maintaining access bans for their relatives. However, they must have an information system at their disposal. We remind you, as of today, the authorities have issued a state of alert on the territory of Romania for 30 days.
Romania’s economy did not enter a recession in the first quarter of the year, according to INS
Of the over 90,000 small and medium enterprises that registered on the SME Invest platform, only 12 obtained state-guaranteed loans, according to the Social Democratic Party. PSD states in a press release that the government has not taken measures to save the national economy and points out that thousands of domestic companies will go bankrupt, which will lead to an increase in the number of unemployed and a decrease in living standards. Romania’s economy did not enter a recession in the first quarter of the year, according to the National Institute of Statistics. The Gross Domestic Product of our country has increased compared to 2019. Nicoleta Turcu gives us more information.
Reporter: GDP increased by 2.4% on gross series and by 2.7% on seasonally adjusted series. The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly GDP was recalculated following the inclusion of estimates for the first quarter of 2020, with differences from the previously published version. The signal estimates, as well as the provisional ones of the quarterly gross domestic product are affected by the difficulties created by the pandemic crisis and by the establishment of the state of emergency, states INS. On the seasonally adjusted series in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the previous quarter, GDP increased by 0.3%. Compared to the same quarter of 2019, GDP increased by 2.7%. On the gross series, compared to the same quarter of 2019, the gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2020 registered an increase of 2.4%, according to INS.