Mihai Simionescu

GCS: Two more coronavirus deaths; total death toll at 40

Bucharest, Mar 29 /Agerpres/ - Two more persons infected with the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - have died, the total death toll in Romania going up to 40, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday. The two were a man, aged 71 and a woman aged 27. The 71-year-old man from Suceava was a contact with a person coming back from Austria.

Coronavirus/ One more dead - 66-year-old man from Timis County

Bucharest, Mar 29 /Agerpres/ - The Health Ministry announced one more death due to infection with the novel coronavirus, a 66-year-old man from Timis County, contact of a family member who returned from Germany. On March 24 biological samples for COVID-19 were taken which were tested at the Victor Babes Hospital in Timisoara. The result of tests were positive, confirmed on March 25.

Romania coronavirus death toll hits 25

Romania novel coronavirus death toll hits 25, after the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announces the death of an 81-year-old man of Bucharest. The man was admitted at the Sfantul Ioan Hospital on 26 March, being afterwards transferred to the ICU of the Matei Bals Infectious Diseases National Institute, where he found his death on Friday.

Social-democrats say following ordinance on delaying loans payment, banks only win

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) says that banks only are the ones that win following the gov't ordinance on the loan instalments' payment delaying, adopted Thursday by the Government, and this is to be corrected in the Parliament. "The only one to win following the Ordinance of Citu (the Finance Minister, ed. n.) regarding the postponement of the instalments to loans payment are the banks.

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.

PM Orban: Hour interval for persons over 65 to go for supplies will be set

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Tuesday in a press conference that there will be an hour interval when the persons aged over 65 will be able to go out of their homes to get the necessary supplies. "There will be an hour interval when pensioners can move.

President Iohannis: We'll take tougher measures when absolutely mandatory

The Romanian authorities will take "even tougher measures the moment they become absolutely mandatory" to restrict the COVID-19 spread, President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday. "We are confronted with an unprecedented situation, in which the life of each citizen is up to firm decisions.