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President Iohannis: Cooperation of all, important to allow EU citizens to return to origin countries

President Klaus Iohannis underscored on Thursday that the cooperation of everyone is important to be able to allow the return of European citizens to their origin countries, in the context of the coronavirus epidemic.

ForMin, Ukrainian counterpart phone conversation; Romanian minority in Ukraine, among topics

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Thursday had a telephone conversation with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, with whom he talked about the situation of the Romanian minority in the neighbour country, as well as Romania's endorsement for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

PM Orban: Hour interval for persons over 65 to go for supplies will be set

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Tuesday in a press conference that there will be an hour interval when the persons aged over 65 will be able to go out of their homes to get the necessary supplies. "There will be an hour interval when pensioners can move.

President Iohannis: We'll take tougher measures when absolutely mandatory

The Romanian authorities will take "even tougher measures the moment they become absolutely mandatory" to restrict the COVID-19 spread, President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday. "We are confronted with an unprecedented situation, in which the life of each citizen is up to firm decisions.

GCS: Unifarm concluded contract with producer in South Korea for 2,000,000 tests

Unifarm SA Company has concluded a framework contract with a producer in South Korea for the acquisition of 2,000,000 molecular diagnostic tests (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction - PCR), the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. According to the quoted source, next week, the first batch of 200,000 tests will be delivered to the company's warehouses.

Code Orange for heavy snowfalls and blizzard in 12 counties, valid until Wednesday morning

The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Sunday a Code Orange advisory for heavy snowfalls and blizzard in 12 counties of Oltenia, western Muntenia, southern Banat and the Southern Carpathians, valid until Wednesday morning.

GCS: Average age of patients with COVID-19 is 41; 26pct aged 40 - 49

Of the 433 persons diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, patients between 40 and 49 years old represent 26 pct of cases, those aged 30 - 39 represent 18 pct, those aged 20 - 29 represent 14 pct and those aged 60 - 69 represent 4 pct, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

GCS: 433 persons infected with novel coronavirus; two persons died

A number of 433 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far, and two persons died, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. Of them, 64 were declared cured and discharged, 47 in Timisoara, 11 in Bucharest, 3 in Craiova, one in Iasi and 2 in Constanta. Since the latest information broadcast, 66 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded.