Catalina Matei

Another 9 persons infected with novel coronavirus die, taking death toll to 780

Another nine persons infected with the novel coronavirus have passed away, taking the death toll to 780, on Sunday informed the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). The latest deceased are from the counties of Arad (female, 93), Vaslui (female, 55), Bacau (male, 67), Galati (male, 73, male, 60), Neamt (male, 67, female, 61), Iasi (male, 26, travel history from England) and Timis (male, 70).

PSD's Ciolacu, on President's statement regarding bill on autonomy of Szeklerland: A crass attack

The draft regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland was never voted in the Chamber of Deputies, stated, on Wednesday, the interim chair of the Social DemocraticParty (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, deeming the statements made by President Klaus Iohannis on the topic as a "crass attack". "Let us not let a lie distract us from the real problems of Romania.

PM Orban: furlough difficult to enforce, project falls completely, restructuring to be done out of necessity

The project of putting public employees on furlough was difficult to enforce, especially in certain areas where the fight against COVID-19 would have been affected, and this project "has fallen completely", Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told private broadcaster B1 TV on Thursday evening.

PM Orban: Returning to normal depends a great deal on how Romanians observe rules

Returning to normal depends a great deal on how Romanians understand to observe the rules and recommendations from the authorities, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday, when he made an appeal to Romanians "to hang on." "The President and the Government are analyzing the situation. The President decided to prolong the state of emergency by another 30 days.

PLUS: Romania, designated by EC to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for EU

Romania has been designated by the European Commission to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for all the European Union countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Save Romania Union (USR) - the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party (PLUS) Alliance announced on Tuesday.

IntMin Vela announces suspension of flights to and from the US and some European countries

The Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, on Saturday informed in a press statement he made at the MAI (Ministry of Interior) headquarters, while presenting the provisions of the Military Ordinance No. 7, that the authorities decided to suspend all flights to and from the US and a series of European countries, for a period of 14 days, starting with April 5.

METRA's Lazaroaie: Romanian portable isolator has been created at the request of MApN's Medical Directorate

The Romanian portable isolator has been created at the request of the Medical Directorate of the National Defence Ministry (MApN), being adapted according to the system through which those transported with it were protected from an external contaminating agent, scientific researcher with the Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA) Claudiu Lazaroaie said on Saturday.

GCS: Average age of patients with COVID-19 is 41; 69pct aged 19-50

Of the 367 persons diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, patients between 19 and 50 years old represent 69 pct of cases, those aged 51-70 represent 23 pct, and those aged over 70 - 3 pct, the Strategic Communication Group informed. Furthermore, 4 pct are minors, 51 pct are women, and 45 pct are men, according to the quoted source. The average age of the patients is 41.

GCS: 367 persons infected with novel coronavirus

A number of 367 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Saturday. Of them, 52 were declared cured and discharged, 36 in Timisoara, 11 in Bucharest, 3 in Craiova, one in Iasi and one in Constanta. Since the latest information broadcast, 59 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded.