A fine of $600 has been imposed on Ludovic Orban—the Prime Minister of Romania for smoking indoors and not following the social distancing rules.
According to an Arab media outlet, the Romanian Prime Minister held a meeting in a government building with several cabinet members and other government officials who did not maintain a distance between them.
Orban was accused of breaking the coronavirus restrictions imposed by his own government after a picture emerged of him smoking and drinking inside his office with several other members of his cabinet.
In the picture, Orban is smoking a cigarette surrounded by four cabinet members, none of whom are wearing the face masks or practicing the social distancing announced by the Romanian government.
In a smartphone photo, Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu is seen holding a cigar, while masks lay on a table alongside bottles of alcohol.
Eugen Teodorovici, a senator of the opposition Social Democratic Party, was one of the first to post the picture on social media platform Facebook. “This is happening inside the PM’s office. This is what liberals do while governing. Shame on you,” he wrote in a post on Facebook.