Monday, November 23rd

Romania has ended another week with record COVID-19 infections

Romania has gone through a new week with record numbers of COVID-19 cases. The country reported 58.300 infections in the last week, more than during the first five months of the pandemic. On Sunday, the authorities announced 5,837 COVID-19 cases out of les than 21.000 tests performed. Most infections were in the capital Bucharest – 1.222 and Brasov – 600. The latest report shows a larger number of recoveries than the fugure of the new cases, with more than 7,800 people getting well after contracting the virus. Out of almost 13.500 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 1.174 are currently in intensive care. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 has topped 10,000 in Romania.

The film „Colectiv”, directed by Alexandru Nanau, submitted for the 2021 Oscars

The Romanian film „Colectiv”, directed by Alexandru Nanau, has been launched in cinemas and video platforms in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, a moment that marks the start of the official campaign for the Oscars. The movie is Romania’s proposal for the The Academy Awards in 2021, where it will compete in two cathegories – foreign film and documentary. The film was first launched in 2019 at the Venice International Film Festival and has contested other festivals in Europe and across the ocean. „Colectiv” is also nominated at the European Film Academy, in the category „European documentary” and is subject to voting by the academy’s members until December 3rd. The awards will be announced on December 12.

The International Book Fair Gaudeamus Radio Romania has concluded on Sunday

The International Book Fair Gaudeamus Radio Romania, which was held virtually this year, due to the pandemic, has concluded on Sunday evening. For 7 days in a row, the online event has upheld 200 cultural events for the total of 50,000 users who have visited the virtual stands. Recording are still available on the website The coordinator of the Gaudeamus Radio Romania team, Connie Chifor, has said that the 27th edition of this international fair was both a challenge and a test.
Connie Chifor: It was a test. I believe that, with this edition, we have proved that Gaudeamus Radior Romania is still a force, regardless of the circumstances. It was a game, a game between us and those who follow us on our Facebook pace and it was a great pleasure for us to award the prizes. I would make a special mention of the promptitude and warmth that publishers received us with. They accepted the challenge, they agreed with us hiding the clues in their stands. (…) From the echos we heard so far, we are convinced that this edition was a real success.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR