Contemporary history

HealthMin Voiculescu: Every effort, especially during this time, brings us closer to normalcy

Romania is still in a "very difficult" moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the continuous efforts of the medical staff must be recognized, appreciated and supported by everyone, Minister Vlad Voiculescu said on Wednesday, in a message on World Health Day. "Today is the World Health Day. And today, as every day, we are grateful to those who care for our health.

Turkey condemns terror attacks in Somalia

Turkey on April 3 strongly condemned deadly terror attacks in Somalia.

"We are saddened to receive the news that many soldiers and civilians lost their lives in Somalia today [April 3] in the terrorist attacks targeting the Somali National Army troops and innocent civilians," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Ankara vows anti-terror fight 'until security ensured'

Turkey will continue anti-terror operations with getting them "intensified," the nation's defense minister said on April 3.

"Until when? Until the last terrorist is neutralized. Thus, we will save our noble nation from the terror scourge that has been going on for many years and we will ensure security," Hulusi Akar said.

Italy Returns To Tight Lockdown for Easter

Italy has entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter.

All regions are now in the "red zone" - the highest tier of restrictions - as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day.

Non-essential movement is banned, but people are allowed to share an Easter meal at home with two other adults.

PM Citu: It's complicated to address relaxation now, we want to see results of these measures

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he is not considering a relaxation of the current restrictions imposed in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as he waits for the results of the measures, adding that "Romania still keeps the most relaxed measures in the European Union". "At the moment we want to see the results of these measures that we have taken.