Virologist Popa says COVID-19 vaccine preferable intranasal instead of injectable

Mircea Ioan Popa, a researcher with the Bucharest-based Cantacuzino Institute, said on Thursday that the vaccine against COVID-19, which is to be developed in Romania under a collaboration agreement between the OncoGen Centre and the Cantacuzino Institute, should preferably be intranasal instead of injectable. "We have to mention that leading this project are our colleagues in Timisoara.

Nation sings national anthem from home to mark Children's Day

Turkey on April 23 celebrated the nation's April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day and the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament.

People at 9 p.m. took up their places at the windows and balconies of their homes to sing the national anthem, the Istiklal Marsi (March of Freedom), while waving the Turkish flag.

IntMin Vela: Entrance to Romania of foreign citizens and stateless, forbidden

Interior Minister Marcel Vela in a press statement on Saturday said that the entrance on Romania's territory, through the state border crossing points, of foreign citizens and stateless persons, except for the situation in which they transit Romania's territory, on transit corridors, organised through agreements with the foreign states, will be forbidden.

200th birth anniversary of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza exhibition opens at Romanian Academy Library

Pictures, letters, diplomatic documents, archival documents, press copies in the possession of the Romanian Academy Library illustrating both the role played by Alexandru Ioan Cuza in the Union of 1859 and the measures he took for the modernisation of the state during the seven years of his rule, as well as aspects of his private life, are on display in an exhibition called "The 200th birth ann