Adina Panaitescu

GCS: 218 new COVID-19 cases; total number of cases reaches 10,635

A number of 218 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the latest information, the total number of cases thus reaching 10,635, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Saturday. From among the persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 2,890 were declared recovered and discharged.

GCS: Another eight persons infected with novel coronavirus die; death toll reaches 575

Another eight persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll thus reaching 575, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announces on Saturday. It is about five men and three women aged between 21 and 84. AGERPRES (RO - editor: Catalin Alexandru; EN - editor: Adina Panaitescu)

HealthMin: Routine vaccination must continue in this period

The routine vaccination must continue in this period, Health Minister Nelu Tataru said on the occasion of the European Immunization Week (EIW), which started on Friday. "With a pandemic now in full swing, we realise how important it is to have vaccines for infectious diseases and use them in due time for the prevention of contagion with vital risk.

GCS: 15 more deaths caused by novel coronavirus infection; death toll reaches 387

15 more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the number of the deceased thus reaching 387, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Thursday. The latest fatalities are 12 men and 3 women aged between 39 and 76. AGERPRES (RO - author: Mirela Barbulescu, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica State)

Parliament: Online meeting on President's decree on extending state of emergency

Parliament will convene on Thursday in an online meeting to debate and vote on President Klaus Iohannis' request regarding the extension of the state of emergency on Romania's territory, established under Decree No 240/2020. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12,00hrs. The legal, defence and health committees of the two Chambers issued approval reports on Wednesday on the President's decree.

GCS: 337 new cases of novel coronavirus infection; total reaches 7,216

A number of 337 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the latest information, the total number of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 thus reaching 7,216, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday. A number of 1,217 persons have been declared recovered and were discharged.

President Iohannis: Stay home. Otherwise, after the holidays, we'll have funerals

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday made a call on Romanians to stay home, otherwise "after the holidays, we'll have funerals." "Dear Romanians, regardless of what some and others might say, I tell you the same doctors say, beginning with the Health Minister, the same as experts say, the same as the World Health Organisation says: Stay home.

President Iohannis: Cooperation of all, important to allow EU citizens to return to origin countries

President Klaus Iohannis underscored on Thursday that the cooperation of everyone is important to be able to allow the return of European citizens to their origin countries, in the context of the coronavirus epidemic.

ForMin, Ukrainian counterpart phone conversation; Romanian minority in Ukraine, among topics

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Thursday had a telephone conversation with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, with whom he talked about the situation of the Romanian minority in the neighbour country, as well as Romania's endorsement for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

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