Raed Arafat

President Iohannis: Starting May 15, protective mask no longer mandatory outside, few exceptions

President Klaus Iohannis announced that starting May 15 the obligation to wear protective mask outdoors will be eliminated, with a few exceptions, such as markets, fairs and public transport stations. "Starting May 15 the wearing of mask outdoors is eliminated with a few exceptions - markets, fairs and bus stations.

Romanians Outraged by COVID-19 Patients’ Deaths in Ventilator Failure

In the latest in a series of hospital tragedies that have outraged Romanians, three elderly female COVID-19 patients who were being treated in a container installed outside the Victor Babes hospital in Bucharest died on Monday evening due to a malfunction of the oxygen systems to which they were connected.

Premier orders fast investigation into fatal 'V. Babes' mobile ICU oxygen failure

Prime Minister Florin Citu offered on Monday night his condolences to the families of the three Covid patients who died earlier in the day at the mobile Intensive Care Unit of the 'Victor Babes' Hospital in Bucharest, following a malfunction of the oxygen supply system.

Mobile centre to teach people how to react in emergency situations - made available for IGSU

A Mobile Emergency Response Training Centre, purchased by the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), has been made available to the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU). The centre is made as a semi-trailer, being completely autonomous.

PM Citu: Romanians are free to protest as long as they don't break the law

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Monday stated that Romanians are free to protest as long as they do not violate the legislation in force, adding that the new measures taken to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 were triggered by the fact that hospitals are "very crowded." "Romanians are free to protest as long as they do not violate the in force legislation.

PM Citu: New anti-COVID measures in CNSU decision, enforced as of Sunday

The new measures for preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus provided in the decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) will be enforced as of Sunday, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced. "Clarifications referring to the CNSU Decision on the new measures.

Coronavirus/Arafat: At incidence of over 4 per 1,000, movement in weekend - until 20:00; stores open until 18:00

Bucharest, March 25 /Agerpres/ - Secretary of State in the Ministry of Interior Raed Arafat announced on Thursday evening that in the localities where the incidence of COVID-19 infection exceeds 4 per thousand, movement will be allowed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 20:00, and the activity of the economic operators will take place until 18:00.

Three new mountain response bases to be created with freshly procured aircraft

Head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, announced today that three new mountain response bases will be created following the purchase, through the 'Vision 2020' project, of six light helicopters, three of which were handed over today.

IntMinBode says not considering assessing activity of senior emergency management official Arafat

Interior Minister Lucian Bode said on Monday that assessing the activity of the head of the Department for Emergency Management Raed Arafat has not been under consideration, adding that at a certain moment an assessment will be made of all senior officials. "Assessing the senior officials is not based on a tragic incident, as was the case in Constanta.