Tuesday, May 18th

Romania has vaccinated almost four million people

Around four million people have already been vaccinated in Romania so far, most of them in the capital Bucharest, where more than 35% of the population has received the vaccine. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Valeriu Gheorghita, the coordinator of the national immunization campaign. He added that hospital patients are getting vaccinated as of Tuesday in the medical units. Valeriu Gheorghita has also said that he expects the Pfizer vaccine to be approved by The European Medicines Agency by the end of this month for use in children over 12 months.

Romania has reported 681 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

The Romanian authorities have reported 681 new COVID-19 cases, out of around 32.000 tests performed in the last 24 hours. There were also 91 deaths and 716 patients are currently admitted to the intensive care units. More than 95% of people who have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic started have recovered.

The Russian President has spoken about a possible cooperation with Romania in the Black Sea region

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said on Tuesday that a cooperation with Romania is possible in the Black Sea region – an area with recent tensions caused by Russian military maneuvers, which are regarded as a threat for NATO’s Eastern flank. According to Radio Romania’s correspondent in Moscow, the Kremlin leader has made these comments suring the accreditation of Romania’s new Ambassador to Moscow. The ambassador, Cristian Istrate, has presented his accreditation letters to President Putin, along with other 22 new heads of diplomatic missions, during a ceremony on Tuesday.
Vladimir Putin: We hope to develop mutual beneficial relationships with Romania. We are ready to work together to energize political, economic and humanitarian links. There is a good potential for cooperation in the issues surrounding the Black Sea region.

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