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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu highlighted, at a meeting with ambassadors of EU member states in Bucharest, the need for the immediate actions to focus on ensuring a proper medical response to the COVID-19 spreading all over the EU.
Chair of the National Red Cross Society, Margareta of Romania, has urged people to calm and reason amid an increasing number of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, pointing out that that together we are a force capable of overcoming this health threat. "We are all disturbed by the rapid spread of this condition, unknown so far.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The impact of COVID-19 will be negative in the short term on certain sectors of the commercial real estate market in Europe, provided that the outbreak gets under control within a reasonable time, says Anthony Selman, CBRE Head of Investment Properties Central and Eastern Europe.
The Ombudsman asks the President of Romania to declare state of emergency over the coronavirus, and Parliament to approve it.