Wednesday, April 22nd

Earth Day in Romania

Countries around the world mark the Earth Day on April 22, an anniversary supposed to show their support of environment protection. First celebrated in 1970, the day includes events globally coordinated by the Earth Day Network. In Romania, the day is an occasion of warning about rising temperatures, persistent draught, desertification, and extreme temperature fluctuations. Poor winter snow and little spring rain left parts of Romania in draught, according to Romanian researchers. In May 2019, strong gusts of wind with heavy rain and egg-sized hail hit a number of Romanian cities, researchers recalled. Romania has a temperate-continental climate specific to Central Europe. Trend analysis shows a general tendency to more frequent and longer heat wave events in the entire Carpathian Region while cold waves show a general tendency to less frequent and less severe events.

Meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace

A meeting at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in the capital Bucharest is scheduled between Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and Cabinet ministers including Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, Interior Minister Marcel Vela and Health Minister Nelu Tătaru. The meeting on Wednesday will focus on issues concerning the current COVID-19 crisis. President Iohannis is expected to make a statement after the meeting. Also attending the event is Raed Arafat, State Secretary with the country’s Interior Ministry. Romania reported 9,710  COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with 469 new cases in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths hit 508.

GCS  recent coronavirus-related crime figures

A  total of 457 criminal cases were filed so far by Romania’s Interior Ministry, according to a report issued by the Group for Strategic Communication (GCS) on Wednesday. The crimes are related to Art. 352 in the Criminal Code on crimes defying disease control. Police and agents of Romania’s Geandarmerie  found 4,950 people defying traffic restrictions in the last 24 hours. Fine figures hit RON 11,406,813,  according to GCS  sources.

Alexandru Danga, RADOR