INSP: Five deaths recorded in persons confirmed to have SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, all unvaccinated

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) on Tuesday informs that, as of July 25, 1,860 cases of infections with variants of the SARS-CoV-2 that are more worrying have been confirmed, of which 1,699 were cases of infections with the Alpha variant, 11 with Beta, 23 with Gamma and 127 with Delta.

Turkey condoles with India over deadly floods

Turkey on July 24 extended its condolences to India over the loss of lives in recent floods and landslides in the western Maharashtra state.

"We are deeply saddened that the floods and landslides in the Maharashtra province of India have caused the loss of more than 100 lives" and left dozens missing and several others injured, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Turkey passes 65 mln-dose mark in COVID vaccinations

Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released on July 23.

The country is continuing its intensive vaccination campaign to curb the virus's spread, with all people aged 18 and over currently eligible for vaccine shots.

Romanian-born photojournalist - Grand Prize winner at iPhone Photography Awards competition

Targu Mures-born photojournalist Istvan Kerekes, who now lives in Hungary, was chosen Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year at the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) competition, and inform. Istvan Kerekes took his winning photo titled 'Transylvanian Shepherds' with an iPhone 7 near Targu Mures - Transylvania.

Updated list of high epidemiological risk countries: UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal - in red zone

On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated the list of countries/territories depending on the cumulative incidence rate of COVID cases, in order to establish the need for a quarantine measure being enforced on the persons arriving to Romania from these countries, with UK, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal being in the red zone.