After announcing on Monday that all schools and pre-schools would be shut across the country from 11 March until at least 22 March, the government placed restriction on Wednesday on all cultural, entertainment, religious and scientific events held in enclosed spaces, limiting attendance to under 100 people. This includes theatres, cinemas and churches. Museums have also been shut until the end of the month.
Larger private companies have also been advised to stagger starting hours for employees, to avoid overcrowding on public transport, with larger public institutions required to enact these measures.
There have so far been 35 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Romania, with six individuals having been discharged from hospital. A further 487 individuals are in quarantine, and almost 12,000 under home monitoring. There have been no fatalities in the country to date, linked to the virus.
The country has already suspended all flights to and from Italy, where there is a sizeable Romanian diaspora, until at least 23 March.