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GCS: 4,057 people infected with new coronavirus in Romania

A number of 4,057 people have been confirmed so far in Romania with the new coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday. Since the last information sent by GCS, 193 other cases of illness have been registered. Of the infected persons, 406 were declared cured and discharged. As many as 179 patients are admitted to intensive care units.

GCS: Five more coronavirus casualties, death toll reaches 156

Another 5 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died, taking Romania's death toll to 156, the Strategic Communication Group (CGS), the official coronavirus communication task force, announced on Monday. The latest victims are three men and two women, aged between 66 and 72. * Death No. 152 - 66-year-old man from Constanta County.

PM Orban: Government actions, limited; it will also matter what people do, proactive attitude

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Sunday evening that after the first wave of the epidemic passes, it will matter very much what citizens do, especially business people, and solidarity "must become a common thing" to get through the tough times. "It is extremely important what we will do immediately after the first wave of the epidemic passes, how quickly we will start the economic engines.

Romanian Health Minister Resigns Amid Pandemic Catastrophe

Multiple disturbing anonymous testimonies and videos from hospital personnel paint an almost desperate situation: doctors and nurses are forced to interact with sick patients without any protective equipment, as the materials they need are either withheld by management or non-existent.

President Iohannis: North-Atlantic Alliance made strengthening of regional, global security possible

The North-Atlantic Alliance has made it possible to strengthen security at the regional and global level and create the conditions for the complementarity of the activities carried out together with the European Union in areas of common interest for the two international organizations, reads a message delivered on Sunday by President Klaus Iohannis on the occasion of the NATO Day.

Romania Isolates Human Trafficking Hotspot to Limit Outbreak

The authorities on Saturday banned anyone from entering or leaving the town of Tandarei in Ialomita county in south-east Romania after abnormally large numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths were registered in the municipality of 13,000 in recent days.

Secretary of state Arafat: It's possible next week to prolong emergency state by another month

Secretary of state with the Ministry of Interior (MAI) Raed Arafat on Saturday stated that it's very possible the emergency state declared in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to be prolonged by another month, with the actual decision to be taken next week. "It's very possible that we prolong the state of emergency by another month.

IntMin Vela announces suspension of flights to and from the US and some European countries

The Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, on Saturday informed in a press statement he made at the MAI (Ministry of Interior) headquarters, while presenting the provisions of the Military Ordinance No. 7, that the authorities decided to suspend all flights to and from the US and a series of European countries, for a period of 14 days, starting with April 5.

Record Jump of COVID-19 Infected in Romania - 445 New Cases for a Day

Romania's Health Minister Nelu Tătaru has announced that 445 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of infected to 3,183, according to Digi24 TV.

The number of deaths from the coronavirus is 118. A total of 283 people have been declared cured and released by hospitals. Currently, 83 patients are undergoing intensive treatment.

Four more persons infected with coronavirus die, Romania death toll hits 122

Four more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have passed away, hence the death toll in Romania so far hits 122, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed Friday. It is about three women aged 60 to 69 and a 78-year old man. One woman, of 59, was from western Hunedoara County.

GCS: 445 new cases of infection with novel coronavirus confirmed in last 24 hours

Other 445 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed so far in Romania and the total number of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 reached 3,183, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Friday. Currently, a number of 83 patients are admitted to intensive care.