Mask-wearing became mandatory in all settlements in Hargita (Harghita) County, after the Romanian National Emergency Committee ordered it to be obligatory in each county where the infection rate exceeds 0.15 percent.
According to the new mask-wearing regulations, starting on November 3, it is now mandatory to wear a mask covering both the nose and mouth in all open public places in the Szekler county; the only exceptions are children below the age of five. In public places, masks can be taken off only while you eat or smoke or during a sports activity, which must be done away from pedestrian areas while the two-meter social distancing measure is in force.
Seven settlements have fallen out of the red zone, but due to the increasing number of cases, another three have left the yellow zone and entered the red one. So,
the overall the number of red zone settlements in Hargita County decreased from 25 to 21 compared to last week’s data.
The number of yellow zone settlements also decreased from 29 to 27, while the number of the least affected green zone settlements, where the infection rate is below 0.15 percent, increased from 13 to 19, reported the County Emergency Committee on Tuesday.
Tusnádfürdő (Băile Tușnad), Oroszhegy (Dealu), Csíkszépvíz (Frumoasa), Gyergyóalfalu (Joseni), Gyergyószárhegy (Lăzarea), Csíkpálfalva (Păuleni-Ciuc), and Siménfalva (Șimonești) remained in the red zone. In these settlements, the restrictive measures, announced on October 25, remain in force until November 8.
Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc), Fenyéd (Brădești), Csíkmadaras (Mădăraș), Csíkkarcfalva (Cârța), Gyergyószentmiklós (Gheorgheni), Farkaslaka (Lupeni), Csíkszentkirály (Sâncrăieni), Csíkszentsimon (Sânsimion) and Gyergyóújfalu (Suseni) are also in the red zone; in these nine settlements, the restrictive measures, announced on October 30, remain in force until November 12. While in Felsőboldogfalva (Feliceni), Zetelaka (Zetea) and the three new red zone settlements of Galócás (Gălăuțaș), Oklánd (Ocland) and Székelyvarság (Vărșag), the restrictive measures are in force between November 3-17.
In the case of seven settlements, the restrictive measures were eased compared to last week. Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc), Szentegyháza (Vlăhița), Bögöz (Mugeni) and Tusnád (Tușnad) have been in the yellow zone since Tuesday, while Lövéte (Lueta), Csíkszentmihály (Mihăileni) and Kászonaltíz (Plăieșii de Jos) were put into the green category.
The following settlements are also in the yellow zone: Csíkcsicsó (Ciceu), Korond (Corund), Csíkszentlélek (Leliceni), Gyergyóremete (Remetea), Csíkszentdomokos (Sândominic), Újszékely (Secuieni), Kányád (Ulieș) until November 8.; Borszék (Borsec), Csíkszentgyörgy (Ciucsângeorgiu), Gyergyóholló (Corbu), Székelykeresztúr (Cristuru Secuiesc), Gyergyóditró (Ditrău), Csíkrákos (Racu), Máréfalva (Satu Mare), Csíkszenttamás (Tomești) Vasláb (Voșlăbeni) until November 12.; and Kápolnásfalu (Căpâlnița), Csíkdánfalva (Dănești), Székelyderzs (Dârjiu), Homoródszentmárton (Martiniș), Parajd (Praid), Salamás (Sărmaș) and Maroshévíz (Toplița) until November 17.
Beside the earlier mentioned three settlements, the following 16 are in the green zone: Etéd (Atid), Szentábrahám (Avrămești), Balánbánya (Bălan), Bélbor (Bilbor), Gyergyócsomafalva (Ciumani), Csíkkozmás (Cozmeni), Gyimesközéplok (Lunca de Jos), Gyimesfelsőlok (Lunca de Sus), Homoródalmás (Merești), Nagygalambfalva (Porumbenii Mari), Székelyandrásfalva (Săcel), Csíkszentmárton (Sânmartin), Csíkszentimre (Sântimbru), Madéfalva (Siculeni), Gyergyóvárhegy (Subcetate) and Gyergyótölgyes (Tulgheș). (szekelyhon.ro)
Title image: Mask-wearing is now mandatory in all open public places across Hargita County starting November 3, 2020. (Photo: László Beliczay/szekelyhon.ro)