BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania will implement mandatory “green certificates” for businesses and events, authorities announced Thursday.
Romania recorded 4,441 new daily coronavirus infections, a tenfold rise in daily infections in less than a month.
When an area surpasses three COVID-19 infections per 1,000 inhabitants over a 14-day period, people must present a green certificate with for proof of vaccination, a negative test or having had the disease to access hospitality, private events and sports venues.
Even with a green certificate, restaurants will be limited to 50% capacity, sports events to 30%, cinemas and concerts to 50%. A maximum of 200 people can attend weddings or baptisms.
A country of 19 million, Romania is one of the European Union’s least vaccinated nations at just 27%. There’s been a total of1.1 million cases and 35,286 confirmed deaths.