Romanians earn an average of £500 (€600) a month, so if you get caught breaking the lockdown rules, a fine of up to six times that amount is going to hurt.

Now it’s emerged that authorities have issued 200,000 fines in just under a month and picked up some £69m (€78m) in the process.

The mayor of Bucharest’s most densely populated area was himself fined for cycling in a public park. Robert Negoita said he’d been taught a lesson.

People in Romania are allowed out only for work and essential shopping during the daytime.