In a message this Wednesday on International Roma Day, President Klaus Iohannis says that "In this extremely difficult period, when the absolute priority is the limitation of the negative effects produced by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Romanian society needs the proof of each citizen's solidarity and responsibility, regardless of ethnicity.
Some 18,300 travelers, Romanians and foreigners, as well as over 13,700 vehicles have cleared Romania's border checkpoints in the past 24 hours, the Border Police Inspectorate General (IGPF) reported on Tuesday. There were approximately 9,200 people with 6,800 means of transport on the inbound and 9,100 people with 6,900 means of transport on the outbound.
The Bucharest Municipality Museum launched on Wednesday the "Cinema Museion" section of its website, which provides free access to a collection of vintage documentary films that provide additional information to the resources represented by the permanent and thematic exhibitions which are temporarily closed until the state of emergency is lifted.
Engineer Corneliu Birtok Baneasa, who enjoys a high profile thanks to his highly practical inventions - mainly in the automotive industry - has developed a natural hand disinfectant solution which combines several plant oils with antiseptic properties and beehive products.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that the measures the government is about to adopt at its meeting today envisage, among others, shouldering the financial effort with furloughed employees, and that the measures designed by the Executive concern the support provided during the furlough period.
Despite a mandatory requirement for police who come in contact with the citizens to wear protective gear, this doesn't happen because of the scarce supplies with such equipment, reads an appeal by the National Police Officers Union (SNAP) to Minister of Interior Ion Marcel Vela.
The 'Dom Polski' Union of Romania's Poles was founded on March 16, 1990 at the initiative of a group of Poles in Bucharest, informs the dompolski.ro website. The Union was registered at the court under the Suceava Court ruling of August 30, 1991 on the file 6079/1991, shows the volume "Political parties" (put out by the National News Agency in 1993).
Former and current Olympic, world and European champions such as Nadia Comaneci, Cristina Neagu, Mihai Covaliu, Gabriela Szabo, Marian Dragulescu, Elizabeta Samara or Ionela Cozmiuc have recently gone public, encouraging Romanians to stay at home and observe the orders of the authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ombudsman asks the President of Romania to declare state of emergency over the coronavirus, and Parliament to approve it.
Head of the Emergencies Department Raed Arafat said on Wednesday that the Border Police monitors all the stopover flights to Romania, so that the passengers cannot conceal their actual departure country; the official explained that there have been attempts by entrants to mislead the authorities regarding their travel history.