ROMANIA

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ROMANIA

1,012,373

Total Cases

25,441

Total Deaths

915,464

Total Recovered

71,468

Total Active Cases

+193

New Deaths

+3,883

New Cases


via wbng04/10/2021

The Latest: Lawmakers aim to limit state emergency powers - WBNG-TV

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on Victory Square and University Square, expressing frustration with an earlier curfew and

via wrex04/08/2021

The Latest: Florida sues government to start cruise ships - WREX.com

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says 96% of its personnel have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The fleet said in a news release that more than 14,000 of its service members had received their full doses of the vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are

via romania-insider03/29/2021

COVID-19: 10% of Romania's population vaccinated with at least one dose by the end of March, PM says - Romania-Insider.com

Two million people in Romania, or 10% of the population, will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of March, prime minister Florin Citu said. He believes that Romanians will be able to "give up wearing a mask" in the fall if large numbers of people decide to get the vaccine....

via kbjr603/26/2021

The Latest: Cyprus reports "alarming" rise of variant cases - KBJR 6

GENEVA — A leader of the U.N.-backed program to ship COVID-19 vaccines to needy people in low- and middle-income countries has expressed disappointment about supply delays from a key Indian manufacturer, but says he hopes the United States can begin sharing shots soon. Dr. Seth Berkley, the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said doses


via wsiltv03/26/2021

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots - WSIL TV

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a drop in people showing up for the shot. He said that a state program focusing on getting seniors vaccinated is expanding from rural areas to more populated ones, like Hidalgo County

via columbian03/23/2021

Reputation of AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine marred by missteps - The Columbian

LONDON — AstraZeneca’s release Monday of encouraging data about its coronavirus vaccine from its U.S. trial raised hopes that the drug company could put a troubled rollout behind it. But just hours after its announcement, American officials issued an unusual statement expressing concern the company had included “outdated information” from its study and that it may have provided “an incomplete view of the efficacy data.”

via startribune03/23/2021

Reputation of AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine marred by missteps - Minneapolis Star Tribune

AstraZeneca's release Monday of encouraging data about its coronavirus vaccine from its U.S. trial raised hopes that the drug company could put a troubled rollout behind it. But just hours later, U.S. officials issued an unusual statement expressing concern the company had included "outdated information" from its study and that it may have provided "an incomplete view of the efficacy data."

via voanews04/09/2021

Lockdown Protests Snowball as Europe's Libertarians Fret About Freedom - Voice of America

On the streets of Rome, frustrations with pandemic curbs boiled over this week as desperate protesters, many of them restaurant owners and small-business owners, complained that restrictions and repeated lockdowns aimed at suppressing the transmission of the coronavirus are ruining them.  "We can no longer go on like this," 51-year-old pizzeria owner Ermes Ferrari told reporters. "I just want to work." Outside the parliament in the Italian capital, protesters Tuesday called for an immediate end to Italy's grinding lockdown. At one point they clashed with riot police.

via stripes04/06/2021

Official says EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link - Stars and Stripes

Based on the evidence to date, a top official at the European Medicines Agency said there's a clear association between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the dozens of rare blood clots that have been reported worldwide amid the tens of millions of vaccine jabs that have been given out.


via week03/26/2021

The Latest: Fauci: Vaccine study to involve college students - week.com

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization is asking rich countries to donate at least 10 million coronavirus vaccines so the U.N. health agency can reach its goal of vaccination in all countries within the first 100 days of 2021. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says supply problems faced by the U.N.-backed effort COVAX, which

via romania-insider03/26/2021

Update: Romania introduces new restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 - Romania-Insider.com

Update: Prime minister Florin Citu announced that the new restriction would come into force on Sunday. “The decision will be published today in the Official Gazette, but, given the short time that economic operators would have to prepare, […] we decided that these measures will take effect...

via wrex03/25/2021

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots - WREX.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a drop in people showing up for the shot. He said that a state program focusing on getting seniors vaccinated is expanding from rural areas to more populated ones, like Hidalgo County

via romania-insider03/23/2021

RO PM: Full quarantine in Bucharest not an option, Covid-19 incidence rate among several criteria taken into account - Romania-Insider.com

Prime minister Florin Cîțu asked Bucharest residents to wait for the official decisions and ignore any scenarios that are being discussed as the Covid-19 incidence rate in the city reached 6.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. Placing Bucharest under full quarantine is not an option, he said when asked...

via romania-insider03/22/2021

How emerging Romanian start-ups are turning Covid-19 challenges into opportunities - Romania-Insider.com

The HealthTech market is undergoing a transition from early-stage disruption to practical application and scaling. Health tech innovators played a key role in the industry’s response to COVID-19 and in digitising medical services. Moreover, there is growing industry recognition for the value...


via emerging-europe03/30/2021

Romania, where Covid-19 restrictions are modest, but fools protest anyway - Emerging Europe

There is no Covid-19 lockdown in Romania. The terraces of cafes and restaurants are full, shops are open, parks teem with parents and children. And yet as alarming numbers of people become infected with coronavirus and die, others are protesting - some violently - against some very loose restrictions.

via abc6onyourside03/28/2021

Romanian woman, 104, says vaccine 'only way' to end pandemic - ABC6OnYourSide.com

A 104-year-old Romanian woman has received her second COVID-19 vaccination shot, becoming the oldest person in Romania’s capital of Bucharest to be fully inoculated against the disease. Accompanied by relatives who helped her into Bucharest’s Children’s Palace, Zoea Baltag, born in 1916, welcomed her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Sunday and declared it the only way to combat the pandemic. “A vaccine is the only way to get rid of this virus,” she said.

via wbng03/26/2021

The Latest: EU official: J&J vaccines to arrive in April - WBNG-TV

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says scientists are trying to answer the two most pressing questions for millions of Americans already fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Can they become infected without showing any symptoms, and if so, can they transmit the coronavirus to someone else? Fauci said at the White House coronavirus briefing Friday that a

via romania-insider03/26/2021

Romania introduces new restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 - Romania-Insider.com

Update: Prime minister Florin Citu announced that the new restriction would come into force on Sunday. “The decision will be published today in the Official Gazette, but, given the short time that economic operators would have to prepare, […] we decided that these measures will take effect...

via romania-insider03/24/2021

COVID-19 vaccination in Romania: 775000 people sign up on waiting lists - Romania-Insider.com

A total of 775,294 people who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have signed up on waiting lists by Tuesday, March 23, according to official information. More than half of them (57.7%) are people included in the third stage of the national vaccination campaign (namely the general population),...

via romania-insider03/23/2021

RO PM: Full quarantine in Bucharest not an option, Covid-19 incidence rate one of several criteria taken into account - Romania-Insider.com

Prime minister Florin Cîțu asked Bucharest residents to wait for the official decisions and ignore any scenarios that are being discussed as the Covid-19 incidence rate in the city reached 6.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. Placing Bucharest under full quarantine is not an option, he said when asked...