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HealthMin Tatatru says 3,183 people confirmed with novel coronavirus in Romania

Health Minister Nelu Tataru told a news conference on Friday that 3,183 people in Romania are confirmed with the new type of coronavirus. According to him, 281 people have been declared cured. "As much as 75% of cases were confirmed in persons aged between 40 and 79. The average age of death is 66 years, most of the cases having been associated with chronic diseases.

PM Orban says not favouring austerity measures, price freeze

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday that over 30% of the Romanian economy is affected by the novel coronavirus epidemic, noting that he is not favouring austerity measures or price freeze. "Given that a large part of the economy has been affected by the epidemic, it is clear that economic growth will be affected.

Five healthcare workers of Matei Bals Institute get infected with novel coronavirus

Five healthcare professionals of the Bucharest-based Matei Bals Institute of Infectious Diseases got infected with the novel coronavirus, the manager of the healthcare facility, Adrian Streinu-Cercel, told AGERPRES on Thursday. According to him, it is about two doctors, a nurse, a biochemist and an assistive worker. Of the five, one doctor is symptomatic.

75-year-old, 84-year-old women, latest COVID-19 fatalities in Romania; death toll - 94

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, has reported two more deaths from novel coronavirus infection in Romania: a 75-year-old woman and an 84-year-old woman. The first is from Neamt County, admitted on March 28 to the Piatra Neamt County Hospital for intensive care.

Industrial producer prices in Romania, up 2.9% in Feb. 2020

Industrial producer prices (for both domestic and non-domestic markets) in Romania increased by 2.9% in February 2020, y-o-y, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Thursday. According to INS, the February 2020 industrial producer prices (for both domestic and non-domestic market) decreased by 0.9% on a monthly basis.

Coronavirus update: 2,460 people infected with novel coronavirus in Romania

As many as 2,460 people have been confirmed so far in Romania with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday. Since the previous report by GCS a further 215 new cases of the illness have been recorded.

STS implements advanced mobile location tech for 112 emergency line

The Special Telecommunications Service (STS) has implemented an advanced mobile location (AML) technology solution that allows geographic tracking of calls made to the 112 emergency line, exclusively during the emergency call. "The solution was implemented by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) jointly with mobile communications operators and in partnership with Google and Apple.

PM Orban: Health minister has taken measures to strengthen public health directorates

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that the health minister has taken measures to strengthen the public health directorates and to carry out epidemiological investigations "as fast as possible." "I have attended an operative meeting of the Ministry of Health.

72 medical staff, nine residents of Bucharest hospital nephrology unit, in isolation

As many as 72 medical staff of the nephrology unit of the Sf. Ioan Hospital in Bucharest have been put in isolation after a patient tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday in a press statement. Nine residents working at the same unit were also put in isolation.

FinMin Citu says budget revision likely at Thursday gov't meeting, definitely approved Monday

Finance Minister Florin Citu said Tuesday evening that a national budget revision was being worked on to get it included in the government meeting on Thursday, definitely to pass on Monday. "We are working on it now. I do not know if it is included in the government meeting on Thursday.

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