16 March 2020 – Romania declares a 30 day state of emergency over Covid-19 outbreak

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis

Overview: Romania declares a 30 day state of emergency over Covid-19 outbreak
Full details here: https://www.presidency.ro/ro/media/declaratii-de-presa/declaratia-de-presa-sustinuta-de-presedintele-romaniei-domnul-klaus-iohannis1584364830

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: As per the President’s address: “The pandemic caused by the spread of infections with the new coronavirus can only be stopped by exceptional measures, which have proven to have positive effects in countries severely affected by the evolution of the virus. These measures are aimed at public health, social and economic domains, but also aim at restraining the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms.”