Simona Klodnischi

Health Minister contemplates military management for coronavirus-embattled Focsani County Hospital

Health Minister Nelu Tataru said today that a military management might be appointed at the Vrancea County Hospital, and that he will be in the county capital city of Focsani on Monday for an assessment of the situation. "Focsani and Vrancea County are a sore spot at the moment. There's a widespread community transmission here.

GCS: 310 new coronavirus infection cases; total at 6,300

As many as 310 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the last update, taking the total number of infections to 6,300, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports. A number of 204 patients are being treated in intensive care units. Of the infected persons, 852 were declared cured and discharged from hospital.

Crown Custodian's Palm Sunday message: A sunny, soul-warming day

Custodian of the Crown of Romania, Princess Margareta, addressed a video message of hope and soul-warming experiences to all those who bear flower-derived names and who by tradition celebrate name day on Palm Sunday. "Today is Palm Sunday, the day our Lord Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem.

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest: Pain-ridden Easter, yet final tidings the same - Christ Is Risen!

This year's Easter celebration will be pain-ridden and different for the entire Christian world, but the final tidings will be the same - "Christ Is Risen!," writes Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Aurel Perca in his Easter Pastoral Letter.

President Iohannis's Easter, Palm Sunday message:Power of faith gives us hope we will soon be together again

In a video message delivered on Saturday for the faithful who celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus tonight, but also for the Orthodox community that celebrates Palm Sunday tomorrow, President Klaus Iohannis speaks of the hope of "being together again." "I wish the Roman Catholic, Reformed, Unitarian and Evangelical believers to welcome the Resurrection of the Lord with good health, peace of soul

GCS: 523 new coronavirus infection cases; total at 5,990

As many as 523 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the last update, taking the total number of infections to 5,990, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports. A number of 208 patients are being treated in intensive care units. Of the infected persons, 758 were declared cured and discharged from hospital.

Annual inflation rate steady at 3 percent this March

The annual inflation rate kept steady at 3 percent this March, as food grew by 5.11 percent more expensive, service prices advanced 3.8 percent and non-food prices went up 1.39 percent, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). March 2020 consumer prices were 0.5 percent higher compared to February and 1.16 percent up from December 2019.

PSD announces COVID-19 Lockdown Tracker app monitoring quarantined subjects is completed

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) announced on Thursday the completion of the COVID-19 Lockdown Tracker app for monitoring the persons under a forced isolation or quarantine order. The app was developed by Alexandru Petrescu - leader of BMM Testlabs' global cybersecurity initiative - in cooperation with a group of Romanian cyber security experts. "Good news!

Iohannis urges strict observance of coronavirus rules for relaxation to follow

President Klaus Iohannis emphasized on Wednesday the need for the strict observance of the measures imposed by the authorities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, so that a relaxation can follow. "The weather is fine, we hear in the news that certain countries are working on a plan to ease these measures.

PM Orban: Gov't - a supporter of social inclusion and empowerment of Roma communities

In a message on the occasion of International Roma Day, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban says that the current government is a supporter of the social inclusion and social, cultural and economic empowerment of the Roma communities and that, to this effect, it is preparing a new national strategic framework for the next five years, the measures of which will be adjusted to the specific needs of the

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