Four rivers in the North-West of the country have surpassed the maximum recorded level
Four rivers in the North-West of the country have surpassed the maximum recorded level yesterday – says The National Administration of the Romanian Waters. They are the Crişul Negru, Boga, Galbena and Valea Roşie rivers, that have increased following the abundant rainfall registered in the last 24 hours. At the hydrometric station Beiuş, on the river Crişul Negru, the historic level registered in 2020 has been surpassed by 60 centimeters, while at the Pietroasa Boga station, on Boga, the historic level established in 1995 has been surpassed by 18 centimeters. At the moment, several flood warnings are in force until midnight for rivers in the North-Western half of the country.
More than four million Romanians have been vaccinated against the coronavirus with at least one dose
More than four million Romanians have been vaccinated against the coronavirus with at least one dose. The highest rate of vaccination is registered in Bucharest, where more than 35% of the inhabitants have been immunized. The success of the vaccination campaign must be sustained by an even greater involvement of the local authorities in this process, thinks president Klaus Iohannis. The chief of state stated that it is important that their efforts focus on small towns and the rural environment, where people have little access to the vaccine.
Klaus Iohannis: Mayors and local authorities, regardless their political color, must actively get involved in the vaccination campaign. The success we have had so far is mainly in the urban environment, that is why it’s important to act more intensely in the rural area, because often access to a vaccination center may be difficult there. People need to be informed, in smaller towns even door to door information is needed, to let people know how important it is that they get vaccinated.
The Romanian GDP has registered a 2.8% rise
The Romanian GDP has registered, in real terms, a 2.8% rise in the first quarter of this year, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, according to an announcement of The National Institute of Statistics. Prime minister Florin Cîţu wrote on a social network platform that this is the swiftest economic recovery in history, as a response to the biggest crisis in the last one hundred years. He also says that the government is preparing new measures to make the post pandemic economy stronger and more competitive. In response, PSD president, Marcel Ciolacu, said that, in the historic reality, this is only the fast collaps of the Romanian’s purchasing power. Marcel Ciolacu gave as an example 17% higher energy bills, 9% more expensive fuel and the inflation, which is 3% higher.
RADOR – Alexandra Ionita