Another patient admitted to fire-ravaged ward at Matei Bals hospital dies

Another patient who had been admitted to the Matei Bals hospital in a ward ravaged by fire on Friday has died, the Ministry of Health (MS) informed on Tuesday. "The Ministry of Health has been informed of a death among patients who were in ward V of the Matei Bals National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Bucharest during the fire of January 29 this year.

Matei Bals hospital fire / Prosecutor: It appears that there were two explosions of oxygen cylinders

Prosecutor Alexandru Anghel with the Bucharest Tribunal said on Friday evening that it is possible there were two explosions of oxygen cylinders, after a fire broke out at the Matei Bals hospital. Anghel and head of the Bucharest Police Homicide Service Marian Mihoci gave first statements on Friday regarding the conduct of the investigation in this case.

Second Recent Fire in Romania’s COVID-19 Hospitals Kills Five

At least five people died on Friday in the Matei Bals hospital for infectious diseases in Bucharest, one of the largest medical centres treating COVID-19 patients in Romania.

Over a hundred patients suffering from COVID-19, some of whom were connected to oxygen, were evacuated as a consequence, the Romanian news portal G4Media reported.

Bucharest restaurants, bars and cafés allowed to operate at 30 pct capacity as of Monday

Bucharest Prefect Traian Berbeceanu announced on Friday the decision taken by the Bucharest Municipal Committee for Emergency Situations to ease several restrictions imposed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that restaurants, bars and cafés will be allowed to operate between 6:00 and 21:00 at maximum 30 percent of capacity.

MS requests postponement of relaxation measures in Bucharest, due to cases of infection with new SARS-CoV-2 variant

Two other cases of infection with the increased transmissibility SARS-CoV-2 variant were sequenced at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases "Matei Bals", informed the Ministry of Health, specifying that it recommended, on Friday, to the Bucharest City Emergency Management Committee (CMBSU) to postpone the decisions to relax the restrictions.

Bucharest Emergency Situations Committee could decide relaxation of anti-COVID measures late this week

The Emergency Situations Committee of Bucharest could be convened in a meeting at the end of this week and could propose the adoption of a decision to relax the sanitary measures in the Capital, taking into account the decrease in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 cases. "It is gladdening that today we had an incidence rate of 2.96 per thousand.

Mayor Dan: We need all those capable of working on modernization of Bucharest heating system

Bucharest general mayor, Nicusor Dan, declared, after a meeting with specialized companies in the field of thermal network construction, that there is a need for all those capable of working on the modernization of the Bucharest heating system. "We need all those capable on working on the modernization of this system.