Wednesday, January 13th

The first batch of Moderna COVID-19 jabs has arrived at Cantacuzino Institute in Bucharest

The first batch of 14,000 doses of Moderna vaccine has arrived in Romania’s Cantacuzino Institute on Wednesday morning. The jabs are to be delivered to regional vaccination centers in the forthcoming period, the Romanian Defense Minister has announced. This immunization serum is the second to be approved by the European Union. Moderna vaccine is also based on the mRNA technique, which teaches the body’s immune system to recognize the virus and neutralize it. The head of the vaccination campaign in Romania, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita, has recently said that Romanians will not be able to choose which kind of vaccine they will have, because there will not be enough doses of Moderna vaccine. These doses will add to deliveries reaching the vaccination centers with the highest vaccination flow.

Romania’s industrial output has fallen by 10.2% in 2020

Romania’s industrial output has fallen by 10.2% in the first 11 months of last year, compared to the same period of 2019, according to data published on Wednesday by the Romanian Statistics Institute. This development has been caused by declines in three industrial sectors: manufacturing, mining and the production and input of electric and thermal power, gas, hot water and air conditioning for industrial use. A 4.8% decline in industrial output was also recorded in November, compared to the previous month, due to a fall in manufacturing and mining industry, statistic data show.

Romanians going to the United Kingdom must present a negative COVID test and spend 10 days in isolation

Romanian citizens who go to Britain have to bring out a negative test for COVID-19 and spend ten days in isolation. Authorities in London have announced measures for access in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Jersey Island, which will come into force in two days time, at 4.00 am, the Romanian Foreign Ministry has announced. The COVID-19 test has to be done with no more than 72 hours before entering the British territory. Real Time PCR tests are accepted and also rapid tests, under certain conditions.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR