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Coronavirus/GCS: 1,456 patients in ICU; hospitalized - 13,714

Bucharest, April 4 /Agerpres/ - A number of 13,714 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,456 in intensive care, announced the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). In total, 66,589 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 16,255 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS informs.

GCS: 4,151 new SARS-CoV-2 cases; over 21,600 test in past 24 hours

Bucharest, April 4 /Agerpres/ - A number of 4,151 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with 21,647 tests conducted, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the quoted source states.

Iohannis: NATO has also played an important role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic

Bucharest, April 4 /Agerpres/ - The North Atlantic Alliance strengthens Europe's unique and deep connection with North America, both continents united by democratic values and common security interests, and NATO has also played an important role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, reads a message sent on Sunday by President Klaus Iohannis on the occasion of NATO Day.

MAE, on NATO Day: Romania fulfills consistently, without hesitation, its commitments of responsible ally

Bucharest, April 4 /Agerpres/ - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the marking of NATO Day in Romania and emphasizes that in the last 17 years since accession, "our country has made sustained efforts and demonstrated the will and ability to contribute concretely and relevantly to the consolidation of NATO, the most successful political-military alliance in history, the guarantor of

Blue Air operates its first commercial flight with new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft

The new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft of the Blue Air company will operate on Friday evening the first passenger flight on the route Bucharest Otopeni - Lisbon, informs the company. "Blue Air marks a double first, its new aircraft being the first Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to operate commercial flights in Romania and the first to join the fleet of a Romanian air carrier.

SIIJ hasn't met deadline set by High Court for solving Kovesi case

The Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) did not meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court, respectively April 1, for solving the case in which former chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi is being investigated for abuse of office, bribery and false testimony over the extradition to Romania of former director of the bankrupt National Inv

Romania's Weightlifting Federation's Padure, elected to European Weightlifting Federation's EB

Secretary General of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (FRH) Alexandru Padure was elected to the Executive Board of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) at a poll that took place on Thursday at EWF's congress convention in Moscow. Padure told AGERPRES on Friday that Romania will have another representative on EWF as Georgeta Ion was re-elected to the EWF Technical Committee.

Bulgaria: Danube Bridge Congested with 10-km Long Line of TIR Trucks

A 10-kilometer long line of TIR trucks formed last night at the Danube Bridge border checkpoint at Ruse.

The processing of the documents has not been interrupted and according to the border authorities the reason for the traffic jam is that carriers are rushing to deliver their goods to Western Europe before the Catholic Easter.

Fifteen more COVID-19 vaccination sites to open on April 5

Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday that on April 5, 15 new COVID-19 vaccination sites will open in Romania. "On April 5, 15 new vaccination sites will open, inside which one office will be devoted to the military and three to civilians," Ciuca told TVR 1 national broadcaster.

Deputy PM Kelemen Hunor: Difficult period ahead, we won't be spared of third Covid wave

Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor declared today in Miercurea Ciuc that a difficult period is lying ahead in terms of the pandemic, as the third Covid wave has reached Romania and people need to act with extreme care and be aware that many things depend on themselves. "We have a difficult period ahead of us, but I am convinced that together we will be able to overcome it.

Health Minister: Vaccine incentives out of question at this moment

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said today that the grant of vaccine incentives to reward people who get the Covid jab is currently out of question. "Vaccination is voluntary. The grant of incentives is out of question at this moment. Anyone who wants to get vaccinated is welcome and the vaccine supply will be enough for everybody in the next period.