Bucharest makes face masks compulsory in all outdoor spaces

Romania’s capital Bucharest closed schools, restaurants and theatres from Tuesday and widened the compulsory use of face masks to all outdoor spaces across the city as infection rates soared, Reuters reported. A spokesperson for the Bucharest’s emergency situations committee said the measures will be reassessed after a 14-day period.

The number of new daily coronavirus infections in Romania has risen by about 4,000 over the past week, taking the cumulative total to 182,854 on Monday, the government said. Since the weekend, Bucharest’s cumulative infection rate exceeded the 3.0 cases per 1,000 people threshold over a two-week horizon. Since the outbreak began in February, 5,931 people have died in the country of 20 millions.

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