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Hundreds of health professionals infected with COVID-19 after major outbreak in northern Romanian hospital

Romania has 285 healthcare professionals who have been infected with the coronavirus, with chronic underfunding and a lack of equipment to blame for the situation. The vast majority of cases are in a hospital in the northern city of Suceava where an outbreak among staff led to 181 professionals, including 43 doctors and...

Romania’s president appeals to entrepreneurs to bring ideas to the table in response to the coronavirus crisis

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday launched an appeal to the country’s entrepreneurs to bring their ideas and initiatives to the government to tackle the coronavirus epidemic. In a live address, Iohannis publicly reached out to Romanian businesses. “I am using this occasion to address our entrepreneurs. Come  to the government with your ideas because...

COVID-19 pandemic will shrink Romania’s economy by 6.6%, bring budget deficit of 7 to 9% in 2020-ING Bank

A leading bank says Romania’s economy will contract by 6.6% this year due to measures taken during the coronavirus pandemic. ING bank Romania, the local subsidiary of the Dutch multinational bank, revised its forecast sharply downwards less than two weeks after the previous projection which was minus 0.9%, Ziarul Financiar reported.

UPDATE. Romania nears 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, deaths rise

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Romania rose to 1,915 on Monday, with 192 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours. The Strategic Communication Group said 47 people had died of the COVID-19 since the outbreak.   Most the patients who died from the effects of the virus had existing...

Romania orders price freeze on energy, fuel as emergency measures to respond to coronavirus crisis

Romania’s government has announced a price freeze on energy and gas to offset the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted everyday life and hit the economy hard. Interior Minister Marcel Vela said electricity, heat, gas, water and fuel prices would not be increased during the 30-day state of emergency, “They...

UPDATE. Romania records spike in coronavirus cases, deaths

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The number of coronavirus cases in Romania leapt to 1,815 on Sunday, after a record spike of 308 new cases recorded in a single day.     The Strategic Communication Group said 43 people had died of the COVID-19 since the outbreak.   Most the patients who died from the effects of...

‘Taking the goldfish for a walk, officer.’ Romanians fined for bending strict lockdown rules

There are only a handful of reasons Romanians can use to justify leaving their homes during a strict lockdown put in place this week to stop the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The usual reasons are short trips to the supermarket, work, or getting urgent medical treatment.   One section allows...

Coronavirus cases rise to 1,452 in Romania, with 29 deaths from the virus

The number of coronavirus cases in Romania jumped to 1,452 on Saturday and 29 people have died after catching the COVID-19 since the virus outbreak.    The Strategic Communication Group announced  there were 160 new cases in past 24 hours. Most the patients who died from the effects of the virus had existing health...

Love in the time of Corona. Romanian man rides horse to hospital after wife gives birth during lockdown

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What do you do when your wife’s had a baby, but there’s a lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic and no public transport running? A 22-year-old Romanian man learned on Thursday that his wife had given birth at a hospital in the northeastern city of Iasi. Eager to see his...

PM: More than 200,000 Romanians returned from European countries badly hit by COVID-19 outbreak, but infections remain low

Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said Friday that more than 200,000 Romanians had returned to the country since the coronavirus outbreak, many of them from Italy and Spain where thousands have died from the disease. But Orban said that Romania had registered a relatively low number of cases so far, claiming it was because it had...

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