Cristina Zaharia

Three more persons infected with the novel coronavirus die; death toll reaches 85

Three more persons infected with the novel coronavirus died, with the death toll in Romania reaching 85, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan; editor - Claudia Stanescu; EN - author: Cristina Zaharia, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

Strategic Communication Group: Five new cases of infection with novel coronavirus

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.

President Iohannis: Working group needs to realistically analyse all macroeconomic, sectoral economic implications of COVID-19

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.

MAE: Romanian Embassy in Rome tries to identify, locate Romanians who were transiting/visiting Italy as tourists

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.

President Iohannis: People expect a recoil in economy after coronavirus crisis; plan of measures in the making

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.

PM Orban asks Minister of Health to come up with quick plan to increase number of epidemiologists

Prime Minister-interim Ludovic Orban on Tuesday asked the Minister of Health to come up with a quick plan to increase the number of epidemiologists, while underscoring that the risk of a coronavirus spread can be significantly mitigated if epidemiological investigations are being carried out faster.

GCS: Up to now, 25 persons have been confirmed to have coronavirus at national level

A number of 25 persons have tested positive for coronavirus nationwide, five of whom are already healed, the Strategic Communication Group informed on Tuesday. "There is a total of 25 persons who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide, up to this moment. Five of them are already healed. Today, eight more persons tested positive for the virus in Bucharest," said the same source.

UPDATE PM Ludovic Orban announces classes will be suspended in the pre-university system starting on Wednesday

The National Committee for Special Emergency Situations (CNSSU) on Monday decided to close the schools and kindergartens for the March 11-March 22 interval, interim Prime Minister Ludovic Orban made the announcement on Monday.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania voices concern about situation in Idlib; only solution - de-escalation of conflict

Romania voiced concern related to the humanitarian situation in the Idlib region in north-western Syria, with the only solution is this case being for the conflict to de-escalate, a political solution and not a military one, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, before the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Zagreb.