A new daily record in COVID-19 infections in Romania
New coronavirus infections in Romania reached a new record daily high of 2,158 on Wednesday, data released by health authorities showed, as 26,000 tests were performed. That equals an infection rate of almost 8,3%. Most of the new cases were recorder in the capital Bucharest – 405, in the city of Iasi – 83 and 77 in the county of Ilfov. 33 people have died in the last 24 hours, due to COVID-19 infections and 550 patients were admitted to intensive care units. Since the pandemic started in Romania, more than 127,000 cases were confirmed and 4,825 people have died of coronavirus.
International flights will be resumed at Oradea Airport
International flights at Oradea Airport are due to be resumed, after the municipal authorities have asked for support measures in European funds. The airport will schedule flights to London, Milan, Bologna and Dusseldorf, operated by the air travel company Ryanair – according to Radio Romania Timisoara. In august, the European Commission has decided to approve a state aid scheme worth one million euro for air operators that will open new international destinations, in order to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Social Democratic leader Marcel Ciolacu has been tested for COVID-19
The leader of the Romanian Social Democratic Party Marcel Ciolacu is in isolation and will resume his activity when the result of his COVID-19 test will come back negative. The party’s First Vice-President, Sorin Grindeanu, had made this announcement at the end of a meeting of PSD leadership. Three social-democrat party members have been tested positive for COVID-19, and several leaders, including Marcel Ciolacu, have come into contact with them during a campaign event at the end of last week.
Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR/mbrotacel