Tuesday, February 2nd

Romania will reopen its schools on February 8th

The schools will reopen in Romania as of February 8th, President Klaus Iohannis has announced, after a meeting with the Education Minister, the Health Minister and other experts and advisors to the Presidential Administration.
Klaus Iohannis: We started with an analysis of the pandemic context and I can tell you some very clear aspects. No, we are not out of the pandemic. We have to continue being responsible, to wear a mask, to maintain distance, to observe the measures in place. (…) Experts say that the trend of the pandemic is declining (…), so we have unanimously agreed that all children wwill go to school on Monday, when the second semester is due to begin.

Romania has reported another six cases of infection woth the British variant of the coronavirus

The Romanian authorities have found six new cases of infection with the British strain of COVID-19. A statement from the Health Ministry says that the strain was found in three men in the counties of Bihor, Ilfov and Bucharest and three women – two in Bucharest, and one in Dambovita county, with epidemiological investigation unfolding for each case. The sequencing of the COVID-19 genome was made at the Matei Bals Institute for Infectious Disease.

Romania is on the 4th place in Europe in terms of vaccines rolled-out so far

Romania comes fourth among European countries in terms of the number of vaccine doses inoculated so far. Romania has managed to vaccinate 721,000 people, the equivalent of 3,75% of its population, which is almost double compared to the European average. More than 475,000 people have received the first dose, while more than 123,000 have also got their second dose.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR