Friday, July 31st

Romania announces a new record in COVID-19 cases

The Romanian authorities have reported another 1,356 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic in the country. The total number of cases has surpassed 49,500. There are also more patients admitted to intensive care units – 402. The county has also reported 35 new deaths, which brings the total number of fatalities to 2,304. More than 23,000 tests were performed in the last 24 hours – out of which 9,700 were made at people’s request.

Wearing a protection mask will be mandatory in all Constanta county’s sea resorts

The sanitary protection mask wearing will become mandatory as of August the 1st in all the areas of promenade in resorts from the Romanian county of Constanta, from 6pm to midnight. The measure has been approved on Thursday by the County’s Emergencies Committee and applies to all open spaces where high numbers of people tend to gather – markets, fairs, church yards, platforms on the railway stations and bus stations. The county’s prefect has said that for now, opening hours for clubs and terraces remain unchanged.

Romanians going to Ukraine will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test

As of August the 1st, Romanian citizens who want to enter the Ukrainian territory will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result, tot older than 48 hours, when entering the country. The measure will be enforced after Romania was added to the „red zones” list, as it surpassed the rate of 40 active cases for 1,000 inhabitants. People who will lack the COVID-19 test will automatically go into a 14 days quarantine. Ukrainian citizens that come to Romania are no longer subject to such a measure.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR