Romania has reported almost 1,400 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
The Romanian authorities have reported 1,380 COVID-19 infections, out of about 25,000 tests carried in the last 24 hours, meaning a 5,5% infection rate. Most cases were registered in Bucharest – 20, followed by the counties of Bacau – 82 and Timis – 69. There were 47 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,065 since the start of the pandemic, while the number of cases is close to 100,000.
The Health Minister says that he will ask for a 30 days extension to the state of alarm
The Romanian Health Minister Nelu Tataru has said that he will propose the extension of the state of alarm for another 30 days, due to the pandemic. The current state of alarm has been approved by government decree on August 14 and has come into force two days later. The minister says that he has asked for support from hospital managers in reassessing the situation and preparing a plan for non-COVID patients.
A group of Romanian citizens accused of more than 100 burglaries in Belgium
Prosecutors from the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) made 11 raids in the basis of a European investigative order, issued by the Belgium authorities, in a case that caused 500,000 euros in loses due to crimes against cultural heritage. according to a media release, an organized crime group, made up of Romanian citizens, has acted in Belgium from March 2016 until the first part of 2020, stealing from houses objects such as bikes, gardening tools and equipment, boat engines, fishing tools and high quantities of fuels. The group was led by a Romanian citizen from the county of Buzau was well organized and was based at the border between Belgium and Germany.
Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR