Simona Klodnischi

Health Minister: COVID-support hospitals to return to pre-outbreak activity, pandemic controllable at this moment

Health Minister Nelu Tataru said that as the coronavirus pandemic is controllable at this moment, the COVID-support hospitals will resume their pre-outbreak activity once the number of patients lessens and after the public health directorates conduct an analysis of the situation. "The pandemic is controllable at the moment, but thanks to our cooperation with the population.

GCS: Romania's coronavirus death toll rises by five to 1,253

Another five people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,253, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Saturday. The latest victims are two women and three men, ages between 62 and 90, from Bucharest, Brasov, and the counties of Iasi and Ilfov; they all had underlying medical conditions.

Romania's Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics facility declared Installation of National Interest

Under a government decision approved on Wednesday, the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility managed by Bucharest's "Horia Hulubei" National Research & Development Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering, an institute coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research, was declared Installation of National Interest.

Visiting Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto hopeful Romanian - Hungarian bilateral relations will continue to improve

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told a joint press conference delivered on Tuesday with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu at the premises of the Foreign Ministry in Bucharest that good relations require efforts from both sides, which must respect each other's sensitivities.

ICR head on efforts to promote Romanian values online, optimistic about return to live events in fall

Acting president of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Mirel Talos is optimistic that the events scheduled for this fall will be organised live, remarking the Institute's capacity to adapt during the pandemic and diversify the online promotion of Romanian intellectual values.

Coronavirus latest: Romania's total caseload rises by 198 to 17,585

A number of 198 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last last update, bringing the total case count to 17,585, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday. Of the people confirmed positive, 10,581 have been declared cured and discharged from hospital. As many as 203 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

USR's Nasui: State should scrap minimum wage tax

Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Bucharest branch Claudiu Nasui welcomes the government's plans to cover between 35 and 41.5 percent of the gross wage for every employee who returns to work, but considers that the measure should be broadened in the form of a tax exemption for the minimum wage. "The Orban Government has a good idea and must be supported to implement it.

President Iohannis fined RON 5,000 for statements regarding passage of Szeklerland autonomy bill

President Klaus Iohannis was ordered today a RON 5,000 fine by the Board of Directors of the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) for the offense of discrimination and ethnicity/nationality-based violation of the right to dignity.