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Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 3,302

As many as 3,302 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 20,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Death of British Queen’s Husband Severs a Balkan Link

The death aged 99 of Britain's Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth, ends a long chapter in relations between the British royal family and their Balkan counterparts.

It began in the 1890s, when Princess Marie of Edinburgh became crown princess, later queen, of Romania - and continued when her daughter, also Marie, became Queen of Yugoslavia after marrying King Alexander.

President Iohannis: Romania expresses full confidence history will honour contribution of HRH, Prince Philip

Romania stands with the British Royal Family and the British people in this time of sorrow as it learned of the death of Prince Philip, President Klaus Iohannis wrote on Twitter on Friday, expressing confidence that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will be honoured for his contributions. "I learned with great sadness about the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Royal Family of Romania expresses "unspeakable sadness" over death of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Family of Romania on Friday expressed their "unspeakable sadness" at the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain. "Her Majesty the Crown Custodian and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, along with the entire Royal Family, learned with great sadness the news of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A pedestrian passes a mural depicting doctors in a COVID-19 ward on the outside of the Children's Infectious Diseases Hospital in the Bulgarian capital of​ Sofia on April 9, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

People walk through a snow-covered park in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on April 7, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

Approximately a quarter of hoteliers receive Easter reservations, 19% of units fully booked

Almost a quarter of hoteliers (23%) have already received the first reservations for the Easter period, and over a third (37%) say that they registered the first reservations for the summer holidays season, according to an analysis done by the online platform The platform adds that 19% of respondents confirm that the unit they own is completely booked for the Easter holidays.

New humanitarian mission to support countries facing effects of COVID-19 pandemic

The Department for Emergency Situations, through the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, as the national authority for international assistance in civil protection, will provide on Friday a transport with 310,000 FFP 2 protective masks to the Republic of Serbia, in support of the authorities, to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Start of general fishing ban in Romania

The general spring fishing ban began on Friday in Romania's natural habitats, with the fishing closure next imposed in border waters - the Danube River section shared with Bulgaria and the waters that define the border with Ukraine, the Musura Gulf included - as of April 24, according to the Prohibition Order issued by the Ministries of Environment and of Agriculture, respectively.

MEP Winkler (UDMR): Recovery and resilience plan, a unique chance for Romania

The European Recovery and Resilience Facility represents a unique chance for Romania to make a leap in economic development and modernisation, but the deadlines for its implementation must be met by the Romanian officials, MEP Iuliu Winkler of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) said in Deva on Thursday He pointed out that the deadlines set for the entry into force of the European