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A new coronavirus infection case was confirmed on Thursday in Romania, the total number of infections reaching 48. The person is a woman from Bucharest aged 20. "Until today, March 12, at the national level there were 48 cases of persons infected with the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) on Romanian soil," the Strategic Communication Group.
Parliament will meet in joint session on Thursday, at 16:00 hrs, for the investiture of the Government of Prime Minister designate Florin Citu. According to the joint rules of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, in order for the session in which the investiture of the government will be voted on to take place, the presence of 233 MPs is necessary.
The Strategic Communication Group announces five more cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in Romania, the total number of infections nationwide reaching thus 44. The persons are five men, of 22, 30, 34, 36 and 57, who came from Italy on March 9 and were immediately placed in quarantine in Arad, says the same source.
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) has reported another case of the novel COVID-19 infection in Romania in a 54-year-old woman. According to GCS, the woman came into direct contact with a patient already admitted to the Dimitrie Gerota Hospital with the same infection.
French Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis has called the Anna de Noailles French High School of Bucharest a cornerstone of French education development in Romania. According to a press statement from the French Embassy in Romania, Ramis made the statements on Tuesday at an event that marked the 100th anniversary of the French School in Romania.
President Iohannis on Wednesday asked the interinstitutional working group "to realistically analyse and assess" all the economic implications of COVID-19, at macroeconomic and sectoral levels. "I ask the working group to realistically analyse and assess all the implications of the COVID-19 at the macroeconomic and sectoral levels.
The Romanian Embassy in Rome is making efforts to identify and locate the Romanian citizens who were either transiting Italy or vacationing there and who have no possibilities to return home, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A new coronavirus infection case has been confirmed in Romania in a 56-year-old man of Bucharest who travelled to Israel, according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). According to GCS, the man showed symptoms on Tuesday night, his health worsened, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Victor Babes Hospital in Bucharest.
President Klaus Iohannis has stated on Wednesday that "people expect a recoil in economy" after the coronavirus crisis is over, adding that a plan of measures is in the making. "It's very clear, and this is something that I have also learned from the other European leaders, that people expect a recoil in the economy after the coronavirus crisis ends.
Metropolitan Neofit of Sofia, the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, has drawn anger - and some ridicule - after his office said church services would continue in the country - despite concerns about transmission of the coronavirus - as the holy sacraments could not possibly transmit a disease.
President Klaus Iohannis conveyed a message to his Italian counterpart Segio Matterella in which he showed Romania's availability to collaborate in order to find the best solutions and measures regarding the eradication of the novel coronavirus, showing that the Romanian authorities remain engaged and vigilant in order to contain the spreading of the virus.
As the number of new coronavirus cases in the Balkan region continues to grow, many governments have introduced tough measures aimed at preventing their spread.
Romania, which confirmed 30 cases as of Wednesday, on Tuesday said travellers from Spain, France and Germany would now be isolated on arrival.
Head of the Emergencies Department Raed Arafat said on Wednesday that the Border Police monitors all the stopover flights to Romania, so that the passengers cannot conceal their actual departure country; the official explained that there have been attempts by entrants to mislead the authorities regarding their travel history.
Thirty years ago, on 11 March 1990, in the Piata Operei (Operei Square) of western Timisoara a manifestation took place staged by the "Timisoara", "Europa" societies and the "16 Decembrie" Confederation, wherein a document dubbed "Proclamation of Timisoara" was adopted, according to "History of Romania in data" (Enciclopedica Publishing House, 2003).
According to Eurostat data published in November, for the period 2015-2017, police in the EU have registered an average of 697,000 car thefts a year. This shows a significant decrease of 29% compared to 2008-2010 (when on average 983,000 cars were missing per year). Car theft has been declining in most EU Member States over the last ten years, Eurostat data show.