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England updates coronavirus entry rules, keeps Turkey in red list 

The U.K. government said late on Aug. 4 it will ease English entry rules requiring arrivals from France to quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated, following its latest review of travel curbs, but has kept Turkey in the red list. 

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Slovenia is now on England’s green travel list

London – Late on Wednesday, the British government updated its entry requirements and placed several countries, including Slovenia, on the green list. As of Sunday morning, travellers from Slovenia will only need a negative Covid test to enter England, regardless of the person’s vaccination status, foreign news agencies report.

President Iohannis goes to work by bicycle

President Klaus Iohannis rode his bicycle to work at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Thursday morning. He did the same in April, when he joined a "Green Friday" campaign. "Our cities are overcrowded, especially during rush hours, when people go to work or come from work.

HealthMin official Andrei Baciu: Romania selling Ireland 700,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Romania will sell Ireland 700,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine, Secretary of State with the Health Ministry Andrei Baciu told AGERPRES on Wednesday, adding that the respective amount of vaccines is not necessary for the domestic vaccine rollout. "Romania has concluded an agreement in principle for the sale of COVID-19 vaccine to Ireland.

15,260 people vaccinated against COVID in last 24 hours

As many as 15,260 vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson were administered in the last 24 hours, of which 10,831 represent the first dose, and 4,429 the second dose, according to a briefing sent on Wednesday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

Senate extraordinary plenary session informed about Treasury loans for local authorities

The Senate convened today in an extraordinary plenary session to be informed about the Government's Emergency Ordinance approving Treasury loans for the local authorities. The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Alliance for the Unity of Romanians parliamentary groups did not vote, the meeting secretary said. The Senate is the first Chamber to be notified about the regulatory act.

Teachers' association's Dolha: We cannot have educated Romania without higher wages for teachers

The chairman of the General Association of Teachers of Romania (AGIRo), Viorel Dolha, said, on Wednesday, during the International Congress of Romanian Teachers at home and abroad which is taking place in northwestern Oradea, that "without much, much, much higher pay" of teachers we cannot have an educated Romania. "We would all want an educated Romania. To have much better teachers.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 271; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 29,700

As many as 271 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 29,748 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.

Olympics 2020: Romania's Novac advances to men's javelin throw final

Romanian athlete Alexandru Mihaita Novac advanced to the final of the men's javelin throw event on Wednesday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with a throw of 83.27 metres. Novac managed to throw the spear 83.27 m in his first attempt, his best performance this season, finishing fourth in Group A and seventh overall. In qualification, Indian Neeraj Chopra had the best throw, 86.65 metres.

In conversation with EU's Borell, ForMin Aurescu pleads for EU solidarity in case of attack on Mercer Street

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday had a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, regarding the attack on the ship Mercer Street, a conversation initiated by Aurescu in continuation of the political and diplomatic steps undertaken by Romania so far.

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