Mihai Simionescu

GCS: Romania's COVID-19 case count at 68,046, death toll hits 2,904

As many as 1,415 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded since the last reporting, following national tests, so the total number of infected persons rose to 68,046, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Friday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.

Iohannis: It is good that the August 10 case will be further investigated; I don't do witch hunting

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that it was good that the August 10 case would be further investigated "more thoroughly," noting that he does not do a "witch hunt," but wants the culprits to be brought to justice. "I still believe that this August 10 case is extremely important to us as a nation, it needs to be clarified. I have said the same before.

President Iohannis: Dear Romanians, wear mask, keep your distance, let's overcome this epidemic

President Klaus Iohannis called on Romanians on Wednesday to wear a mask and keep the physical distance between them, in the context in which a new record has been hit in terms of the number of infections with the novel coronavirus today. "Dear Romanians, today we've hit a new record with more than 1,400 persons found to be infected with COVID-19.

Israeli ambassador Saranga says anyone experiencing domestic violence must speak up

Israel's ambassador to Romania David Saranga said on Tuesday that during the coronavirus pandemic domestic violence had risen and showed that anyone experiencing it "must speak up" and take action. He made a donation consisting of household appliances and non-perishable food to the Casa Agar Maternal Centre of the Touched Romania Association.

USR's Barna calls special pensions of lawmakers undue benefits, defiance

National chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna says the bill under which special state pensions will be taxed 85% of the amount in excess of 7,000 lei solves part of the injustice, but the adoption of a proposal on the abolition of special pensions of lawmakers is also necessary. "Today, part of the injustice has finally been solved.

PM Orban presents ANEIR representatives new credit guarantee mechanism designed for large companies

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and Finance Minister Florin Citu presented, at the consultations carried out at the Victoria Palace on Monday with representatives of the National Association of Romanian Exporters and Importers (ANEIR), a new credit guarantee mechanism, an instrument which can ensure working capital to large companies.

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