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Several Romanians working seasonally in Italy will be brought to the country by plane, and a first flight of this kind, from Turin, is scheduled on Saturday.
Approximately 4,800 persons with 2,700 vehicles entered Romania through the Nadlac II Border Crossing Point (PTF Nadlac II), in the past 24 hours, the total number of people crossing Hungary since the opening of the green corridor reaching 17,000 persons who had been blocked in Austria.
Parliament has adopted on Thursday President Klaus Iohannis' decree on the establishment of the state of emergency on Romania's territory for a 30-day period. Chamber of Deputies Speaker Marcel Ciolacu announced that the decision to approve the measure adopted by Romania's President on the establishment of the state of emergency on the entire territory of Romania was unanimously approved.
A number of 277 persons have tested positive for with the novel coronavirus so far, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. Of them, 25 were declared cured and discharged, 16 in Timisoara, 8 in Bucharest, one in Iasi.
Parliament gathers at 12,00hrs on Thursday in a joint online session, devoted to the President Klaus Iohannis' request on the approval of the state of emergency on Romania's territory, established under decree no 195/2020.
As many as 260 persons have been confirmed so far for being infected with the new coronavirus type, on Wednesday informed the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). "Until today, 18 March, on Romania's territory were confirmed 260 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, of whom 19 are declared healed and have been discharged," the source says.
The Government will soon take support measures for the employees of the companies that are facing a difficult situation caused by the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Violeta Alexandru, said on Wednesday on her Facebook account.
The Romanian citizens who are currently at the border between Austria and Hungary can cross the neighboring country's territory as of 12:00hrs, Hungary's time, until the blockage is clear, and the transit is allowed everyday, between 21:00hrs and 05:00hrs, Hungary's time, on the routes indicated by this country's authorities, a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.
The cancellation was reported by the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association (HZS), which said the Group B tournament of the second-tier world championship in Poland's Katowice had also been cancelled.
In addition to the Slovenian national team, the tournament in Ljubljana's Tivoli Arena was supposed to feature France, Austria, South Korea, Hungary and Romania.
Interior Minister Marcel Vela, in a press statement at the Interior Ministry (MAI) headquarters on Tuesday, announced a new set of measures meant to prevent the COVID-19 spreading.
The Hungarian authorities will allow Romanian citizens headed home from the Austrian border to transit Hungary between March 17, 21:00 hrs and March 18, 5:00 hrs Hungary time; they can return to Romania on the routes indicated by the Hungarian authorities and will be directed to four border checkpoints to enter Romania, specifically Nadlac1, Nadlac 2, Bors and Cenad, the Foreign Affairs Ministr
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday, in a video conference with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and the ministers responsible for managing the COVID-19 epidemic, that the state of emergency is for 30 days, and that the measures must be taken very fast. "I issued the decree establishing the state of emergency in Romania for 30 days.
The public and the entire Romanian society should understand that the first urgency is that banks don't fall, and after this urgency comes solidarity, National Bank of Romania (BNR) Strategy Consultant Adrian Vasilescu said on Tuesday. "The action has to take into account urgencies.
The Government, through the Authority for the Digitization of Romania, and the non-governmental organization Code for Romania launched the online platform "COVID-19 Official News" (stirioficiale.ro) and is working on several other such projects regarding responsible social conduct in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.