Romania's agro-food markets must remain open in compliance with the same procedures and safety measures in supermarkets, said the Minister of Agriculture, Adrian Oros. The Association of Market Administrators of Romania (AAPR) decided to keep the agro-food markets open after the entry into force of Military Ordinance no. 2, so that Romanian agricultural producers have a place to sell their fruits and vegetables.
AAPR representatives believe that it is important that the agro-food markets remain open, because otherwise the agricultural producers will have to reduce their fruit and vegetable productions.
"The provisions of Military Ordinance no. 2 have been introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The idea is to limit the movement of people seeking goods to cover their basic necessities in the big cities, so that the buyers can supply themselves without traveling great distances, thus limiting the risk of the virus spreading," said Ioan Teodor Birţ, president of the Association of Market Administrators in Romania, in a statement released by Agerpres.
"The spaces will be disinfected and we will take all the preventive measures ordered by the authorities. We have informed the agricultural producers about the measures that they must comply with, and the buyers are asked to avoid the formation of groups," said Teodor Birţ.