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The Health Ministry's State Secretary Andreea Moldovan said on Wednesday that one could say that Romania is currently at a plateau regarding the infection with the novel coronavirus, but the authorities are on "alert" given the transmissibility of the virus and what is happening in Europe. "We are, at the moment, at the level of the country, at a plateau in terms of coronavirus infection.
Romania's Ministry of Health has recently signed an order for an additional 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the German company CureVac, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu announced on Wednesday. "The prime minister has already expressed his readiness to allocate the necessary resources to procure all the vaccines that are available.
Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday stated that Romania is carrying out a "successful" vaccination campaign against COVID-19, one of the most successful in Europe, and he mentioned that all EU states had to reconfigure during this time the dose administration pace because manufacturing companies have adjusted their production.
In the last 24 hours, 11.443 people were tested.
There are 164 patients on respirators.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, 389.045 people have fallen ill in Serbia, and 3.944 people have died.
Today, Belgrade records 486 newly infected people.
Novi Sad is in second place with 92 new cases of infection.
The government deficit target in Romania's 2021 national budget remains at 7%, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday, adding that a multi-annual budget will be introduced for the first time. "The targets remain the same, we are setting the deficit at 7%, we hope to reach 7%, 7% - 7.1%, but we are going around that figure.
The victims of the Holocaust were honored today in Bucharest in a commemorative ceremony attended by Israeli ambassador David Saranga, deputy and president of the Federation of the Romanian Jewish Communities (FCER) Silviu Vexler, and general director of the "Elie Wiesel" Institute, Alexandru Florian.
As many as 3,174 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, following more than 33,000 tests at the national level, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Wednesday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu sent today, on behalf of Romania, a message to the official ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day organized at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the tragic events of World War II and expressing solidarity with Holocaust survivors, the Foreign Ministry informs.
Romania strongly supports the fight against all forms of discrimination and all ways of spreading them, hate speech and anti-Semitism, Prime Minister Florin Citu conveyed in a message on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Romania is "fully prepared" to enter the Schengen area, Prime Minister Florin Citu told his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. "Yesterday we had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.
Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu said on Tuesday that opening schools on February 8 is not conditional upon the teaching staff getting immunised against the COVID-19, but by epidemiological developments.
Efficiency is the operational word, especially at this time of constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday after meeting officials of the Coalition for the Development of Romania.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, the leader of PNL (National Liberal Party), on Tuesday stated that there will be no increase in taxes, fees in the 2021 budget, adding that there is no delay in making the budget, just some talks are "a little more complex" in the context of a coalition government. "As far as I know, there is no increase in taxes and fees.