Roundup: Romania confirms 345 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, new high since May 7

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BUCHAREST, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Romanian authorities announced on Wednesday that 345 COVID-19 infection cases have been recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day number since May 7.

Meanwhile, 14 new deaths from the novel coronavirus were recorded in the period, said the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official COVID-19 communication task force, in its daily report.

So far, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 22,760, with 16,117 recoveries and 1,451 deaths.

A new round of relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions came into effect in Romania on Monday, with the reopening of shopping malls, gambling rooms, outdoor swimming pools and fitness centers.

This was the third round of relaxations announced in Romania after the country entered the state of alert in mid-May, following the end of a two-month higher-level state of emergency.

According to a governmental decision, private events can now be organized with a maximum of 20 people indoors and up to 50 people outside.

The activities of nurseries, kindergartens and after-schools during the summer holidays are also allowed under the conditions set by the relevant authorities.

However, the ban will be still in place for cinemas, playgrounds and restaurants in shopping malls, while observing social distancing and wearing protective masks remain mandatory.

The GCS warned earlier that infections have lately been on an upward trend.

Official statistics showed that in the early days of the relaxations, the number of diagnoses per day remained below 200.

"This negative development in the ratio between the number of people confirmed with the novel coronavirus and the number of cured persons requires an increased effort to comply with the responsible health safety conduct of the society as a whole," said the GCS in a statement on Monday.

Health Minister Nelu Tataru stressed on Tuesday that "the situation is not over yet, we are at a time that we must manage," and Romanians can return to a quasi-normal life only by respecting the rules.

He also added that the next round of relaxation measures could be adopted after July 1 if the epidemic is well controlled. Enditem

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