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US Ambassador hails gov't investiture, appreciates Romanians for having united to address problem of global magnitude

United States Ambassador in Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman hails the investiture of the new Orban Government and appreciates "the people of Romania for having united in this time of crisis to address a problem of global magnitude." "On behalf of President Trump I wish to express my deep appreciation to the people of Romania for having united in this time of crisis to address a problem of global mag

New Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

Latest updates on travel restrictions as of March 15, 2020 (according to Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


MAE: Romania will deliver medicines to R. Moldova, in COVID-19 context

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) and the Health Ministry (MS) inform that the Romanian authorities will respond to the request addressed by the Republic of Moldova on diplomatic channels on the authorisation of the delivery of some medicines that can be purchased from Romania, for ensuring the public medical-sanitary institutions of the Republic of Moldova with the necessary medicines, in the

Bulgaria with 43 Registered Cases of COVID-19, Balkans Taking Tougher Measures

Two more cases of coronavirus have been registered in Bulgaria.

One is from Pleven, the other from Sofia. The total number of patients is 43, two of them have died.

This was stated by Major General Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiiski, Chief of the National Operations Headquarters and of the MMA.

Coronavirus/ 97 cases confirmed in Romania; most in Bucharest - 31

A number of 97 cases of the novel coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Romania so far, most of them in Bucharest. According to the website of the National Public Health Institute, a total number of 97 have been confirmed, out of which 31 in the Capital.

Young woman of Bucharest becomes 81st confirmed coronavirus case in Romania

A 26-year-old woman of Bucharest is the latest confirmed coronavirus case in Romania according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) task force. The woman went into self-isolation on March 9, and is currently recovering at the local Victor Babes Hospital for Infectious Diseases.

Four new cases of COVID-19,including a man returning from the US; 79 cases confirmed in Romania

Four more cases of novel coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Romania, namely two in Covasna and two in Brasov. According to the Strategic Communication Group, one of the four persons is a 44-year-old man from Brasov who returned from Boston, the U.S., on 11 March, who was admitted with specific symptomatology the following day.

Coronavirus update: 2,298 persons in institutional quarantine, 13,723 in isolation

As many as 2,298 people in Romania are in institutional quarantine, and 13,723 in isolation at home, according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) task force. "In Romania, there are 2,298 persons in institutional quarantine undergoing testing to detect if they have contracted the Sars-CoV-2 (coronavirus) virus.

Balkan Countries Close Border Crossings to Stop Coronavirus

Serbia, Albania and Romania have closed many of their border crossings in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, leaving some parts of the Balkans practically cut off for civil traffic.

All countries of the region have either banned entry or introduced special restrictive measures for passengers arriving from countries with mid to high to risk of coronavirus.

Two more cases of Sars-CoV-2 infection - one of the infected is a doctor; confirmed cases number reaches 75

The Strategic Communication Group announced on Friday two more cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, confirmed in two men aged 50 and 62, respectively. According to the quoted source, the 50-year-old man is a doctor, namely the manager of the "Dimitrie Gerota" Hospital and the 62-year-old man is the patient of a gastroenterologist confirmed as being case number 30.

Ludovic Orban, designated prime minister

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Friday that he designated Ludovic Orban as prime minister.   "The only proposal I have received is Ludovic Orban and, consequently, I have designated Mr Ludovic Orban to the position of prime minister of the government," said Iohannis at Cotroceni Presidential Palace.