Monday, January 4-th

Twenty migrants were discovered by the authorities trying to leave the country illegally

Twenty migrants, asylum seekers in Romania, were discovered by the authorities when they were trying to leave the country illegally through the Nădlac border crossing 2. 18 were hidden in a trailer and two others under it, sitting on a spare wheel. In the first case, following the investigations, it was established that the hidden persons are from Iraq, Syria and Egypt. The truck was driven by a 34-year-old Turkisgh citizen and was carrying aluminum products on Turkey-Austria route. In the second case, another lorry driven by a Turkish citizen transporting textiles to Sweden was verrified. Under the trailer, on a spare wheel, two migrants – from Afghanistan and Syria – were discovered. The migrants are now being investigated for attempting to cross the state border illegally, and the Turkish drivers, for migrant trafficking./opopescu

The National Emergency Committee has decided to resume flights to and from the United Kingdom

The National Committee for Emergency Situations decided last night that flights to and from Great Britain will be resumed. People coming from the UK must be quarantined and have a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours. The flights had been suspended on December 20 in the context of the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus; Italy, instead, was included on the list of countries with a high epidemiological risk./opopescu

The new coronavirus strain initially detected in Great Britain has not yet been confirmed in Romania

The new strain of coronavirus, initially detected in Great Britain, has not yet been confirmed in Romania. According to the Ministry of Health, the new strain can be confirmed only by sequencing the viral genome by specialists, and this technical procedure will be finalized in the coming days, starting from the samples selected after RT PCR testing./opopescu

Ovidiu Popescu – RADOR