MAE announces the repatriation of 125 Romanians who were aboard several cruise ships

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Sunday the return to the country of 125 Romanian citizens who were on cruise ships abroad. In a press release sent on Sunday to AGERPRES, MAE informs that, on Saturday evening, 45 Romanian citizens and a citizen of the Kingdom of Thailand, a family member of a Romanian citizen, returned to the country.

GCS: Four more persons infected with novel coronavirus have died; death toll 1,170

Four more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, with the total death toll in Romania reaching thus 1,170, the Strategic Communication Group informed on Saturday. It's about two women and two men, aged between 54 and 89 years old. AGERPRES (RO - editor: Catalin Alexandru; EN - author: Cristina Zaharia)

Flights to Cyprus to resume from select countries next month

Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector.

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases — June 9 and 20 — from two groups of countries selected by an advisory body of medical experts.

HealthMin Tataru says COVID-19 infections on downward path in Romania

Health Minister Nelu Tataru said in Iasi on Friday that COVID-19 infections in Romania are on a downward path. "That plateau time has passed. We are on a downward path. There has been almost a week in which we have gone down a downward slope and for about 4-5 days cases have been actually declining. We had a day yesterday when the number seemed to go up, but today we are on a downward slope.

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 7 to 1,166

Seven more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll in Romania thus reaching 1,166, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Friday. It is about four women and three men aged between 33 and 93. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - editor: Rodica State)

ForMin Aurescu meets US Ambassador Zuckerman; Romania-US Strategic Partnership on the agenda; "very good" cooperation

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu welcomed on Friday U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman. The two officials talked about bilateral cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the announcement regarding the withdrawal of the U.S.