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Romania relaxes restrictions on the elderly, but schools remain closed until September

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All educational institutions in Romania will remain closed until September, including kindergartens and universities. This was announced yesterday evening by  President Klaus Iohannis.

The President justified this decision by explaining that it was not possible to maintain social distancing in schools, even if some kind of shift system was implemented. “There is a major risk that students will take the disease to school and there is a significant risk of them taking the disease home from school,” Iohannis said added, while announcing that school, which is currently provided through online learning, will be out on 12th June.

However, exams will still be organised as planned, with more space between students.

The country also announced important changes for the elderly, which may now leave their homes between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and again between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Previously, they were only allowed to do so for a couple of hours in the morning.

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