Romanian authorities on Friday reported 13,854 new cases of people infected with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours while Thursday to Friday saw a new record death toll of 385 from COVID, raising the total death toll in the country to 38,927.
The Public Health Department on Friday said the number of infections of COVID-19 in Bucharest had increased to 12.24 per thousand.
More than a third (35.5%) of the total cases of COVID-19 were registered, in the week of September 13-19, in Bucharest and in the counties of Timis (northwest of Bucharest), Cluj (northwest of Bucharest), Ilfov (surrounding Bucharest) and Iasi (northeast of Bucharest), informed, on Thursday, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).
Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu emphasized, on Monday, that the decision regarding classes is taken weekly depending on the infection rate recorded on Friday and, presently, only the units in 13 localities must run classes online, according to the regulations in force.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will come to Bucharest on September 27, which means that the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) is approved for Romania, Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Friday. "Ms. Ursula von der Leyen announced her program and will come to Romania on September 27, which means that the PNRR is approved for Romania, as I said.
Subprefect of Bucharest Municipality Florela-Antonela Ghita says the Public Health Directorate on Friday informed that the Capital City has reached an incidence rate of 2.05pct per thousand inhabitans.
Art Safari starts on Thursday, with works by Samuel Mutzner and Constantin Piliuta, but also an homage brought to female artists of Romania and "superheroes". Wednesday saw the unveiling of a gigantic floral copy of the painting Bowl with Chrysanthemums by Samuel Mutzner at the entry into the Dacia-Romania Palace..
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Tuesday with the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Jake Sullivan, on which occasion the two high officials hailed the 10th anniversary, on September 13, of the adoption of the Joint Declaration On Strategic Partnership For The 21st Century Between The United States Of America And Romania an