Monday, July 27th

More countries have imposed additional conditions for people coming from Romania

Several countries have impose restrictions or additional conditions to allow people that come from Romania to enter their territory. Moldova, Cyprus, Finland and Latvia have banned access in touristic purposes for Romanian travelers. Starting on Tuesday, Romanian tourists that go to Greece by air will have to present a negative COVID-19 test, which was performed maximum 72 hours in advance, as it happened so far for people coming by a land route. Austria has also changed rules for Romanians. The negative COVID-19 test shouldn’t be older than 72 hours and the isolation period is cut from 14 to 10 days upon arrival. People without a medical certificate and a proof for their accommodation cannot enter the Austrian territory.

Another day with more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Romania

Around 1,100 new coronavirus cases have been announced on Monday in Romania, out of fewer tests than the previous days – just over 7,600 – half the number of tests performed yesterday and only a third of the level of testing reached during last week. The total number of infected people is close to 46,000, while the number of deaths has risen by 19, to more than 2,200. Overall, almost 25,800 people have recovered from the illness, but the number of serious cases has increased once again. 353, from a total of 6.800 hospitalizes patients, are in intensive care. Also on Monday, the country hit a new record of active cases – 14,400.

Bucharest is the first city in the world to have a service that delivers rented electric cars to the place of the applicant

Bucharest has become the first city in the world where rented cars could be delivered to the place requested by the client. Representatives of companies that offer alternative transport options have asked local authorities to do more in order to ensure the infrastructure they need in the cities and towns. Owners of rented bikes, scooters and electric cars say that their services reduce the traffic and urban pollution. They also say that people tend to borrow electric cars for rides between towns, so the authorities should increase the number of charging stations on highways and national roads.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR