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GCS: 1,454 new cases of COVID-19 lately take total number to 66,631

As many as 1,454 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded since the last report, following national tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states. As of Thursday, 66,631 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania.

BVB Group posts 10 pct higher mid-year consolidated net profit

The mid-year consolidated net profit of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) Group was 10 percent higher, at 4.24 million lei, with the group's trading segment accounting for 75 percent of the amount, show the financial results released on Thursday.

Civil Aviation extends flight restrictions through Aug. 31

A new notice to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday extends travel bans with Balkan and European countries through August 31, to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.

According to the notice:

- Flights between Greece and Turkey remain suspended to August 31 (midnight).

Protocol for supporting Romanian hotel industry to practice responsible tourism signed

Bureau Veritas and the Romanian Hotel Industry Federation (FIHR) on Wednesday launched a health safety standard to support the hotel and restaurant industry to show compliance with best practices in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, informs a company statement sent to AGERPRES.

President Iohannis: Dear Romanians, wear mask, keep your distance, let's overcome this epidemic

President Klaus Iohannis called on Romanians on Wednesday to wear a mask and keep the physical distance between them, in the context in which a new record has been hit in terms of the number of infections with the novel coronavirus today. "Dear Romanians, today we've hit a new record with more than 1,400 persons found to be infected with COVID-19.

GCS: 7,381 people hospitalised with COVID-19; 485 in intensive care

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, informed on Wednesday that 7,381 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania's special healthcare facilities. As many as 485 of the patients are in intensive care.

GCS: Romania's SARS-CoV-2 case count rises by 1,415 to 65,177

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Wednesday that 1,415 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded over the previous update, following tests done at the national level. These are cases that had not previously tested positive, the GCS mentions. Until Tuesday, 65,177 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

Romania's electricity consumption down 7.1 pct in H1, exports double

Romania's electricity consumption in H1 2020 amounted to 25.7 TWh, by 7.1 percent less from the same period of the year before, while imports were twice as high, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informed today. Electricity consumption in the economy, ie of industrial consumers, registered the steepest decline of 10 percent, while household consumption was by 2 percent higher.

AGERPRES launches free dedicated news stream LOCAL ELECTIONS 2020

The AGERPRES National News Agency launched the dedicated free news stream LOCAL ELECTIONS 2020 intended for the media and everyone interested in following the process for the election of the representatives to the local public administration.

Banks grant loans of 4 billion lei under IMM Invest programme

As of June 15, banks had granted loans to the amount of 4 billion lei under the IMM Invest programme, and this week the one billion euro equivalent mark will be passed, Cristian Paun, chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises SA - IFN (FNGCIMM SA - IFN), said on Wednesday.