Disheartening statement of the World Health Organization

That number is absolutely the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic.
According to data from global organizations, a total of 4.329.927 new cases of coronavirus and 75.038 deaths were registered worldwide between December 7 and 13.
Previously, the highest numbers for the 7-day period were registered from November 16 to 22 - a total of 4.060.891 cases.

President Iohannis meets new ambassadors of Canada, Japan and Portugal

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday agreed Ambassador of Canada Annick Goulet, agreed Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Ueda, and agreed Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic Maria Teresa Netto dos Santos Mariano Shearman de Macedo.

Explainer: Why is the EU taking so long to OK vaccine?

As Canadians, Britons and Americans begin getting immunized with a German-developed vaccine against coronavirus, pressure is building on the European Medicines Agency to approve the shot made by Pfizer Inc. and the German company BioNTech.

German officials have been especially vocal that they want it approved before Christmas. Here's a look at the EMA approval process:


US approves Pfizer vaccine as millions of doses begin shipping

The U.S. green-lighted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late Dec. 11, paving the way for millions of vulnerable people to receive their shots in the world's hardest-hit country.

President Donald Trump immediately released a video on Twitter, where he hailed the news as a "medical miracle" and said the first immunizations would take place "in less than 24 hours."

US experts vote to approve Pfizer vaccine

U.S. experts voted on Dec. 10 to recommend granting emergency approval for Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for America to become the next country to move ahead with mass immunization.

It comes as the worst-hit country in the world logged nearly 6,000 virus deaths in 48 hours and its overall toll was approaching 300,000.