Romania's Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has paid fines $600 for smoking indoors and holding a meeting in a government building where several cabinet ministers and other participants violated social distancing rules.
In a photograpgh published in Romanian media, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and others can be seen smoking with food and bottles of alcohol on a table.
No one in that photgraph were a mask or maintained the required spacing.
Orban told the Mediafax news agency that the photo taken on May 25, his birthday.
The economy minister and foreign minister of Romania were among those attending.
Romania ha registered 19,133 confirmed COVID19 cases and 1,259 deaths.