Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Urban paid a fine of 3,000 liu ($ 700) on Saturday for breaching restrictions to curb the spread of the new Corona virus, as he did not put a muzzle and smoke a cigarette in an enclosed space, Romania's official news agency said.
On social media, a picture of Urban, sitting in his office with several members of the government and smoking a cigarette, spread while none of the attendees put a muzzle. Their masks were on the table.
Urban admitted in a statement of the breach of the rules, saying that some members of the government gathered in his office after a long working day on May 25, which marks his 75th birthday.
"The prime minister learned that all citizens must obey the rules regardless of their position. If the law is broken, sanctions must be applied," the agency quoted the statement as saying.
Romania recorded 19,133 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,259 deaths.