A boarding house owner in the Szekler city of Székelykeresztúr (Cristuru Secuiesc, Kreuz) has been recently fined RON 10,000 by Hargita County Police for hosting a wedding with about 50 guests, breaking COVID-19 restrections in Romania, the maszol.ro news portal reported.
The police carried out an inspection at the house on January 27 to determine if the hospitality unit had complied with all regulations currently in force to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the announcement of the Hargita County Police, they found that last Saturday a small wedding with 50 people was held at the boarding house, thus a fine of RON 10,000 (EUR 2,050) was imposed on the owner, along with fines of RON 1,000 (EUR 205) each for the three musicians present. The other attendees of the event, including the bride and the groom from Siménfalva (Şimoneşti), will most likely be fined as well. In their communiqué, the police again reminded people that they must comply with the legal provisions in force; they also underlined that any violation of the measures taken by authorities to fight the coronavirus pandemic “can have very unhealthy and particularly damaging effects.” “We are thankful to all the operators in the hospitality industry and their employees who respect the protection measures taken against the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections, but also to all the responsible citizens who understand the importance of these protection measures,” said the police.
According to Government Decree 1065/2020 regarding the extension of the state of alert in Romania and the measures taken to prevent and control the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing of private events (weddings, christenings, festive dinners and so on) is prohibited. These types of events cannot be held indoors nor in outdoor spaces.
Title image: All private events including weddings are banned at the moment in Romania. Harghita County Police has issued fines for all the participants at a wedding in Székelykeresztúr. The image is an illustration.