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Coronavirus latest: Romania's total caseload rises by 124 to 19,257

A number of 124 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last last update, bringing the total case count to 19,257, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday. As many as 160 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

President on Day of Romanians Everywhere:Building Romania requires everybody's input, from the country and abroad

In a message on the occasion of the Day of Romanians Everywhere, President Klaus Iohannis says that "it takes all the Romanians, from 'here' and 'out there', from the country and abroad, to build together the prosperous and secure Romania we desire." "The last Sunday of May gives us the opportunity to observe the Day of Romanians Everywhere, a celebration dedicated to those outside country bord

GCS: Romania's coronavirus death toll rises by three to 1,262

Another three people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,262, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday. The latest victims are two men and a woman, ages between 64 and 71, from the counties of Buzau, Teleorman, and Dolj; they all had underlying medical conditions.

Coronavirus latest: Romania's total caseload rises by 151 to 19,133

A number of 151 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last last update, bringing the total case count to 19,133, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Saturday. As many as 160 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

GCS: Romania's coronavirus death toll rises by five to 1,253

Another five people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,253, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Saturday. The latest victims are two women and three men, ages between 62 and 90, from Bucharest, Brasov, and the counties of Iasi and Ilfov; they all had underlying medical conditions.

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece's tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus infections.

US Embassy in Athens issues notice on continued flight ban

The US Embassy in Athens has issued a notice advising Americans that travel to Greece remains banned until July 1 at least, after the Greek government on Friday announced the list of countries from which it will be accepting flights as of June 15.

MAE on International Day of "Blue Helmets": Women on mission, essential factor of peace

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) expressed its appreciation for over the one hundred thousand servicemen, policemen, gendarmes and civilian personnel currently involved in UN peacekeeping missions, message sent on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, emphasizing the role of women in theaters of operations.

Doubts Remain over Readiness of Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania for Schengen

The closure of national borders has helped limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it's also dealt a devastating blow to tourism, travel and trade. That's especially true across the EU, where the bloc's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson has called for a return to open borders as soon as possible.

GCS: 191 new cases of COVID-19; total number of persons infected - 18,982

A number of 191 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the previous information, bringing the total case count to 18,982, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday. Of the people confirmed positive, 12,829 have been declared cured and discharged. As many as 182 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

PM Orban says gov't aims to change development vision, move to investment-based growth

The fundamental objective of the National Liberal Party (PNL) government is to change Romania's development vision by moving from an "artificial" economic growth, based on encouraging consumption "without support in economic reality," to one based on investment, both public and private, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 2 to 1,240

Two more people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,240, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday. These are one man aged 68 and one woman aged 54. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - author: Rodica State, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

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