Romania has extended the state of alarm by 30 days
The Romanian government has approved a decree on Monday, extending the state of alarm by 30 days, as of Tuesday, September 15th. The document envisages several measures that regulate the electoral campaign, the voting day and also rules for electoral rallies and demonstrations of maximum 100 people, with the enforcement of medical safety measures. The State Secretary Raed Arafat has said that the health ministry and the interior ministry will issue a joint order, approved by the Electoral Authority, which will set the rules for voting stations.
Romanian-American military drill in Romania’s air space
Five F-16 aircraft of the Romanian Air Forces and an American strategic bomber B052 took part in the „South Paw” air drill on Monday, with the aim of enhancing the reassurance measures of the North-Atlantic Alliance in South-Eastern Europe. A statement from the Romanian ministry of defense says that the drill included interception and escort missions in the Romanian air space. The Romanian participation in this kind of activities allow the training of personnel and contribute to the development of multinational cooperation.
Updated tally of COVID-19 infections in Romania
The Romanian authorities have reported 1,111 new cases of coronavirus, out of more than 21,000 tests, which brings the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 105,000. Most cases were reported in the capital Bucharest – 214, followed by the counties of Suceava and Ilfov – each with 53 confirmed infections. In the last 24 hours, 51 people have died due to COVID-19 in Romania, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,236. 460 patients are currently admitted to the intensive care units.
Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR