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UK to impose 14-day quarantine from June 8, British home secretary says

The UK will impose a two-week quarantine, with fixed penalty fines of £1,000 for any breaches from June 8, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.  Passengers will have to fill a form providing their contact and travel information so they can be traced if infections arise and could be contacted regularly during the 14...

Dozens of Sri Lankan workers fired after colleague tested positive for coronavirus are left stranded at Bucharest airport

Dozens of Sri Lankan citizens were left stranded at the Bucharest airport after they were fired from their jobs at a textile factory when one of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus.   The 36 Sri Lankans were bussed to Bucharest from the northeastern city of Botosani to Bucharest on Sunday evening supposedly to...

Romania reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

Romania reported 213 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the second day in a row when the number of new infections went over 200. The Strategic Communication Group said the total of cases had reached 18,283. Eight patients succumbed to the virus Monday, raising the death toll to 1,193.

Romania to test tens of thousands for coronavirus, health official says. Authorities want better snapshot of spread of COVID-19

Romania’s health ministry has unveiled a plan to test different segments of the population for coronavirus antibodies to get a better idea of how the virus has spread. Health ministry official Horatiu Moldovan said  authorities planned to test 30,000 people after Romania passes the peak of the pandemic. “We will test the...

Coronavirus outbreak at ice cream factory in Transylvania. Twenty-seven workers test positive

Some 27 employees at an ice cream factory in central Romania have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said Sunday. Tests have been conducted on 64 employees so far and a further 200 will be tested,  the Public Health Department said. Authorities said the outbreak occurred as workers didn’t wear protective equipment despite having received...

Romanian church defends use of communion spoon: ‘There hasn’t been a single case of COVID-19 infection’

The Romanian Orthodox Church has pushed back against suggestions that the Eucharist ritual is potentially a source of  COVID-19 infection, saying  not a single believer had caught the virus from taking the communion wine. The church said in a statement Saturday that "the chalice…. and the spoon are cleaned before and after use,” and “the use of...

Romanian working at German slaughterhouse where 200 co-nationals infected with COVID-19, dies. Dozens of infections at another German abattoir

Romania’s foreign ministry says a Romanian working at a slaughterhouse in Germany where 200 co-nationals were infected with the novel coronavirus, has died. The ministry said the unnamed man worked at a meat processing plant in the German town of Birkenfeld near Pforzheim in the Black Forest in southwest Germany. Also...

Former Romanian Orthodox bishop detained on rape charges

Prosecutors on Friday detained a former Romanian Orthodox bishop on suspicion of raping and sexually abusing a former student at an theological seminary in the northeastern city of Husi. Corneliu Barladeanu was the bishop of Husi from 2009-2017 when he was forced to step down after he appeared in a tape engaging in sexual...

Lowest number of coronavirus cases in Romania for two months

Romanian authorities on Friday reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day since March. The Strategic Communication Group sad there had been 127 cases in the last 24 hours. It’s the lowest daily count since March 22, when there were 63 new cases, and the sixth consecutive day...

COVID-19 pandemic. 2.3 million people will receive free face masks in Romania from government

Romania’s health minister says 2.3 million people in Romania will receive free masks for two months after it became compulsory to wear face coverings in public places to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Health Minister Nelu Tartaru said the government had passed an emergency law late Thursday that qualifies people on low incomes, some retirees and...

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