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GCS: Number of deceased in Romania up to 42; last two deceased from Hunedoara county

Bucharest, Mar 29 /Agerpres/ - The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus in Romania is up to 42, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs, the last two persons to die being a woman aged 75 and a man aged 82, both from Hunedoara county and having pre-existing medical conditions.

GCS: Two more coronavirus deaths; total death toll at 40

Bucharest, Mar 29 /Agerpres/ - Two more persons infected with the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - have died, the total death toll in Romania going up to 40, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. The two were a man, aged 71 and a woman aged 27. The 71-year-old man from Suceava was a contact with a person coming back from Austria.

Nearly 110,000 Bulgarians Returned to their Home Country since Beginning of Quarantine

According to data of the Bulgarian Border Police, nearly 110,000 Bulgarians returned from abroad from the first day of quarantine until March 23. 36,000 people returned to Bulgaria by plane. Over 26,000 Bulgarians entered this country from Romania, nearly 2,000 from Greece. 3,000 Bulgarian nationals entered this country from North Macedonia and 4,000 people entered Bulgaria from Serbia.

GCS: 308 new coronavirus cases in Romania; total number of sick - 1,760

Bucharest, Mar 29 /Agerpres/ - A number of 1,760 persons were confirmed up to now to have the novel coronavirus, 38 deaths being recorded, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. Since the last informative bulletin, 308 new cases were recorded. The patients recently confirmed infected have ages between 0 and 89, the GCS mentioned.

Romania coronavirus death toll hits 25

Romania novel coronavirus death toll hits 25, after the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announces the death of an 81-year-old man of Bucharest. The man was admitted at the Sfantul Ioan Hospital on 26 March, being afterwards transferred to the ICU of the Matei Bals Infectious Diseases National Institute, where he found his death on Friday.

AGERPRES, at 131 years since establishment: Congratulations messages from partner news agencies

AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency celebrates 131 since establishment on 27 March.   Since 1889 until now, AGERPRES has broadcast millions of news items, documentary materials and photographs.   After 131 years since its first news item, AGERPRES has received congratulations messages from partner media organisations and news agencies.

Wanted Moldovan Deputy Surrenders During Pandemic

A former Democratic Party deputy, Constantin Tutu, surrendered to Moldovan law enforcement agencies on Friday at the Albita-Leuseni border crossing point with Romania, wearing medical gloves and a protective mask when taken into custody.

Social-democrats say following ordinance on delaying loans payment, banks only win

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) says that banks only are the ones that win following the gov't ordinance on the loan instalments' payment delaying, adopted Thursday by the Government, and this is to be corrected in the Parliament. "The only one to win following the Ordinance of Citu (the Finance Minister, ed. n.) regarding the postponement of the instalments to loans payment are the banks.

10,000 Bulgarians were in Italy Last Month

10,000 Bulgarians traveled to Europe's most affected country by a coronavirus - Italy, last month. This is shown by the data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Orban: Romania took measures against epidemic from minute one; we were not prepared initially

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday that Romania took extremely serious measures from minute one to combat the epidemic with the new coronavirus, while acknowledging that our country was not prepared initially and had a limited diagnostic capacity. "On 25 or 26 February, in Romania there was one case, in Spain there were two cases, in France there were a few cases.

Romania: From ‘Hackerville’ to Cybersecurity Powerhouse

Fairly or not, hackers put Romania on the global online map, honing their skills to strike Internet users and companies in the West, particularly the US.

But today, 30 years since the fall of communism, IT and cybersecurity firms are looking to tap the same rich vein of ambition, ingenuity and education that made Romanian hackers so feared and famous.

PM Orban: Stories we go door to door to test - not serious

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday criticized the "door-to-door" testing method for coronavirus infection, pointing out the importance of following the procedures recommended by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).