Monday, September 14

Romanian president’s statement on new school year

Romania’s new school year starts in special conditions on Monday due to new coronavirus epidemic with questionable rulings for students, parents and teachers. Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis expressed his hopes by pointing out that „we will get through” while calling for patience and flexibility. „The decision to open schools is not easy, but necessary”, Mr.Iohannis told a news conference on Wednesday, September 9. “For most children, the reopening means they will actually physically go to school with three scenarios in place depending on cases in each town”, Mr. Iohannis said. “However, I am convinced that you will lead the children in the fascinating journey of knowledge whether you will be in the classroom or online. I wish you a good school year and I thank you all for your involvement and efforts,”, President Iohannis said in his statement on Monday.

Feast of the Cross in Romania

Romanians and other Christian followers around the world celebrate the Feast of the Cross on Monday, Septembr 14. Also known as the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the feast honours the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The feast is marked in the mountain resort of Bușteni as restauring works at a Cross on Caramian High in Bucegi Mountains near an end following efforts made by the country’s Defence Ministry. The so-called Exaltation of the Holy Cross also commemorates the discovery of the True Cross. According to legends, a relic was found by St. Helen, mother of Constantin the Great during her pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Romania’s Covid-19 cases hit 104,187

692 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Romania on Monday since a previous report on Sunday at national level by the country’s Strategic Communicaion Group (GCS). The total number of COVID-19 cases in Romania hit 104,187 with 43,244 cases cured and 11,374 asymptomatic patients. According to GCS, 2,088,975 tests have been performed nationwide with 7,331 in the last 24 hours. Romania’s capital Bucharest counts for 13,847 cases followed by the country’s northern county of Suceava (5,829 cases) and southern county of Argeș (5,268 cases).

Alexandru Danga