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Coronavirus latest/ Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 88 to 16,969

Romania's COVID-19 death toll hit 16,969 following another 88 coronavirus-related fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs today. Of these, one death was in the 30 - 39 years age range, seven were in the 50 - 59 age range, 24 in the 60 - 69 age range, 39 fatalities were in the 70 - 79 age range and 17 in the 80+ age group.

Romania Violated Journalist’s Freedom of Expression, Says European Court

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Romania for failing to uphold freedom of expression in the case of a local journalist who was fined by a domestic court over a series of critical articles about another journalist in the north-eastern county of Bacau.

State of alert in Romania extended by 30 days from January 13

The Romanian government approved at a meeting on Tuesday extending by 30 days the state of alert in Romania from January 13. According to a governmental press statement, the decision on extending the state of alert and establishing measures to be applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was adopted as placed on the agenda of the government meeting.

Emergency Committee adopts proposal for 30-day extension of state of alert

The National Committee for Emergency Situations adopted on Monday the decision regarding the 30-day extension, starting January 13, of the state of alert in Romania as well as of the specific measures to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection that have been in force until now. The decision will be submitted to the government for approval in Tuesday's meeting.

43 foreign citizens denied entry in Romania in past 24 hours

Forty-three foreign citizens were denied entry in Romania, in the past 24 hrs., because they did not meet the legal requirements, while seven Romanian citizens were denied entry due to various legal reasons, says, on Tuesday, the Romanian Border Police (IGPF).

First batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to reach Romania on Wednesday

Coordinator of Romania's national COVID-19 vaccination campaign Valeriu Gheorghita told AGERPRES on Monday that the first batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Romania on Wednesday. According to the military doctor, it is about 14,000 doses of vaccine. "On Wednesday about 14,000 doses of the first batch arrive.

US Ambassador in Bucharest ends term in office, meets ForMin Bogdan Aurescu

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Monday received, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the farewell visit of the Ambassador of the United States to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, whose term in office has come to an end.

Coronavirus latest/Romania's COVID-19 case count up by 1,987, death toll at 16,725

Romania's SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 1,987 in the last 24 hours following 7,005 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Monday. These are all cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states. As of today there were 673,271 cases of novel coronavirus infection confirmed in Romania, of which 600,710 were declared cured.