UDMR's Kelemen: Government must move forward, country cannot be thrown into political instability

The government must move forward as the country cannot be thrown into political instability following a minister's reshuffling, Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) leader, who called on coalition colleagues for a calm discussion in the next period, told AGERPRES on Wednesday.

Two Romanian researchers sign article in Nature journal: Neanderthals passed genes to first modern humans

Researchers Oana Teodora Moldovan and Silviu Constantin from the "Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology of the Romanian Academy recently signed an article in Nature journal, together with an international team of archaeologists and speleologists, that shows that there was a genetic transfer, resulting from the interbreeding between the Neanderthals and the first anatomically modern humans to a

UPDATE/Citu: To make sure that trust in state institutions remains, I decided modification at top of Health Ministry

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he had revoked Vlad Voiculescu from the post of Minister of Health to ensure that "trust in state institutions remains." "For a year Romania has been going through a difficult period in the fight against the pandemic. This fight has extended to the maximum the state resources, especially in the health system, but also in the economy.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 4,076; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 37,000

As many as 4,076 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 37,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Romania Health Minister Sacked After ICU Tragedy, Other Blunders

Romania's Prime Minister, Florin Citu, on Wednesday dismissed Vlad Voiculescu as Minister of Health after a series of blunders that included the deaths of three COVID-19 patients after ventilators failed at a Bucharest mobile ICU.

"I have handed President Klaus Iohannis the necessary documents to revoke Vlad Voiculescu from his post as Minister of Health," Citu said in a statement.

18,630 people in Romania test positive for COVID-19 after first vaccine shot, Dec. 27 - April 11

As many as 18,630 people (0.81%) in Romania test positive for COVID-19 between December 27, 2020 - April 11, 2021, after receiving the first dose of vaccine, according to information posted by the National Public Health Institute (INSP). As many as 69.2% of them were vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, 5.4% with the Moderna vaccine and 25.4% with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Romania to line up six gymnasts for 2021 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Basel

Romania will line up three female and three male gymnasts for the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships scheduled between April 21 and 25 in Basel, Switzerland, according to a post on the official website of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation (FRG).

Turkey's fresh fruits and vegetables exports jump in Q1

Turkey's exports of fresh fruits and vegetables in the first quarter of the year reached $774.5 million, the head of a sectoral association said on April 13. 

Nejdat Sin, head of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters' Association, said in a statement that exports by the sector had increased by 22% compared to the same period last year.

Head of vaccination campaign: Vaccine intent at 50 pct at least, no weakening trend

The vaccine intention hasn't weakened in Romania, as sociological data shows it standing at 50 percent at least, president of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday. "I don't think there is a decrease in vaccination interest.