CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; Greece, Ireland, Monaco enter red zone
The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday adopted Decision No 52 on updating the list of countries/territories with high epidemiological risk, with Greece, Ireland, Monaco entering the red zone, and France, Belgium, Israel, the USA, Iceland and Honduras entering the yellow zone.
Big protests mark global anger at COVID restrictions
More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on July 23, sparking clashes with police as they railed against COVID-19 measures and government sanctions against the unvaccinated aimed at prodding more people into getting jabs.
Philippines to Impose Travel Ban on Malaysia, Thailand to Prevent Delta Variant
The Philippines will ban inbound travelers from Malaysia and Thailand from July 25 to 31 to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
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.
Tennis: Andreea Mitu qualifies for doubles quarterfinals in Palermo (WTA)
The Romanian-Dutch pair Andreea Mitu/Rosalie van der Hoek on Tuesday evening qualified for the quarterfinals of the doubles event of the tennis tournament in Palermo (WTA), equipped with total prizes worth 189,708 euros, after scoring 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 against Lara Arruabarrena (Spain)/Beatrice Gumulya (Indonesia). The 2nd seeded sealed their victory after an hour and 29 minutes of playing.
England lifts Covid curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases
The British government on July 19 lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown.
Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia
As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope that low inoculation rates can increase and help blunt the effect of the rapidly spreading delta variant.
World passes 4 mln COVID deaths as Asia battles fresh outbreaks
More than four million people have now died from COVID-19, the WHO said on July 7, as many rich nations prepare to loosen restrictions even as countries in Asia battle surging infections.
Millions are facing new lockdowns across Asia and Indonesia has emerged as a global hotspot with death rates rising tenfold in a month to a record 1,040 on Wednesday.
Russia virus cases soar again as Delta strain sparks resurgence
Russia on July 4 counted more than 25,000 new daily infections after a week of record death tolls as the highly contagious Delta variant propels a global resurgence of the pandemic.
The coronavirus has killed nearly four million people worldwide, forcing numerous nations to reimpose restrictions well over a year after the outbreak of the pandemic.
Romania updates list of countries in COVID-19 red, yellow, green areas
Romania's National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Friday its list of countries or areas with high COVID-19 epidemiological risk. "The classification of the countries/areas by the cumulative rate of COVID-19 cases in order to sort the persons arriving in Romania accordingly and subject them to quarantine is hereby approved," reads CNSU Decision 39.