Raed Arafat

So far, the Tests of all Bulgarians Evacuated today from South Africa are Negative

Omicron: 10 Bulgarian Citizens took off from an Airport in South Africa

So far, the tests for coronavirus of all passengers, who were evacuated today with a flight of the Romanian airline TAROM from South Africa, are negative, the head of the Emergency Situations Department Raed Arafat was quoted as saying by AFP.

PM Citu estimates number of beds necessary for COVID-19 patients could increase to 2,000

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday estimated that the need for ICU beds for COVID-19 patients could increase to 2,000 and asked those in charge to make a plan so that they can secure the necessary number of beds in the intensive care units.

President Iohannis emphasizes importance of prevention culture among population on Firefighters' Day

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that as Romania comes to face civilian emergencies, firefighters' missions will become increasingly difficult and stressed the importance of fostering a culture of prevention among the population.

Official Arafat: 92.8pct of deaths last week among unvaccinated persons; 5pct - incomplete vaccination schemes

The head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, draws attention to the fact that 92.8% of the deaths recorded in the past week occurred among unvaccinated persons, and 5% in persons who only had one dose of vaccine instead of a complete scheme.

Improving emergency response to feature prominently on European agenda

Romania's Interior Minister Lucian Bode said on Monday that situations such as the one that Greece faced this summer compelled state officials to make decisions immediately, and that improving emergency response is an item that will feature prominently on the European agenda.

SMURD 2 emergency response improvement cross-border project launched in presence of Romanian, Moldovan officials

Under a EU-funded cross-border project for the improvement of the training and response capacity of professional emergency services, the Mobile Emergency Resuscitation and Extrication Service (SMURD) included, the safety and protection of the population in the region of Moldova and the Republic of Moldova will increase.

Arafat: COVID-19 vaccination, solution to avoid serious fourth wave of pandemic

COVID-19 vaccination is the solution to avoid a fourth wave of the pandemic, said on Thursday, the head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Raed Arafat, who added that, currently, the Delta version of SARS- CoV-2 is "on the rise" almost everywhere in the world. "Fortunately for us, we are still in a controlled situation and in a very good situation at the moment.

Petromidia Refinery blast /Two wounded with burns flown to Bucharest by helicopter

One of the injured in Friday's explosion at Petromidia who sustained burns on 45% of the body has been flown by a SMURD Constanta rescue helicopter to the Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest, and the SMURD Bucharest helicopter left for Constanta to take over a second injured, with burns on 25% of the body, senior emergency management official Raed Arafat said on Friday.

Custodian of Romanian Crown: Red Cross, still with the people; empathy, kindness give confidence

The Romanian Red Cross celebrates 145 years of humanitarian action and is still with the people, "constantly following the founding values of the organisation," and the civic spirit, empathy and kindness today give "confidence and hope," Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Margareta, the chair of the Romanian Red Cross (SNCR), underlined at an anniversary event on Thursday held in the garden of El