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Medical job openings, up 227pct over recent weeks in Romania (MEDIjobs)

MEDIjobs medical staff recruitment platform has registered a 227% increase in the number of medical job openings over the past weeks as against the same period last year, amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to MEDIjobs info posted on Friday.

Three more cases of COVID-19 infection in Romania; confirmed cases number reaches 73

Other three cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania on Friday, namely three women from Timis County, the Strategic Communication Group announced. Two of the women who tested positive were placed in quarantine in Timisoara. According to the quoted source, the women are 40, 50 and 33 years old.

Hospitality industry, strongly affected by coronavirus (study)

The hospitality industry is strongly affected by the spread of coronavirus, and companies in this industry are expecting a 50-60% drops in revenues, according to a study by the Hospitality Culture Institute released on Friday. Hotels, transport and travel agencies report massive declines in bookings and cancellations of events. With these, the food service industry is feeling a major impact.

Free Helpline Soothes Romanians’ Coronavirus Fears

Besides the evident threat posed by the epidemic to the economy and health services, the coronavirus outbreak has struck fear into the collective psyche, leading to panic attacks and anxiety among populations exposed to a threat of unknown and uncertain magnitude.

Export of medicines, sanitary equipment - banned

Acting Health Minister Victor Costache said on Thursday evening that he issued the order to suspend the export of medicines for a period of six months, hereby stopping at the border "countless" trucks with "tens of tonnes" of medicines and sanitary materials.

52th coronavirus infection confirmed in Romania

A 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman are the latest cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. According to the quoted source, the man from Mures county who works as a truck driver, had traveled to Italy between 4 and 6 March. On 10 March he called the 112 emergency number accusing symptoms fitting the case definition.

Romanian PM-Designate Abandons Candidacy, Citing Coronavirus Outbreak

Romania's prime minister-designate, Florin Citu shocked the nation on Thursday by renouncing his candidacy only minutes before he was due to seek the support of parliament to be voted in office.

"Florin Vasile Citu today renounced his mandate as prime minister-designate," the presidential website announced in a three-line-sentence statement that promised more details later.

Woman returning from Italy, confirmed with novel coronavirus

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) has announceed a new case of coronavirus in Romania, confirmed in a 45-year-old woman, quarantined in the western city of Arad. According to GCS, the woman had returned from Italy, becoming the 49th case of confirmed COVID-19 infection in Romania.

NSI: In 2019, Bulgaria's Exports to EU Increase by 2.9% YoY

In 2019, Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 2.9% compared to 2018 and amounted to BGN 38,779.5 million. Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium which accounted for 66.5% of the exports to the EU Member States, the National Statistical Institute (NSI)said on its website. 

Resigning PM-designate Citu says party chair should also be PM to be successful in elections

Resigning PM-designate Florin Citu said Thursday he decided to resign as prime minister-designate because he "strongly believes" that in order to be successful in the elections, the national chairman of the party must also be the prime minister, adding that the current context in which Romania finds itself was taken into consideration when deciding.

MAE recommends all Romanian tourists who are in Spain, France or Germany to urgently return home

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) recommends the Romanian citizens who are on vacation or transiting the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, to take into account shortening their stay and urgently return to Romania, in the context of the development of the COVID-19 epidemic at European level.