Thursday, August 12-th

Romania has again exceeded 300 new coronavirus infections confirmed in 24 hours

Romania has again exceeded the threshold of 300 new infections confirmed in 24 hours; 326 were reported yesterday, most since mid-June. The number of those admitted to hospitals continues to grow – now there are 710, of which 96 are in serious condition, in Intensive Care units. Eight more deaths have been associated with the coronavirus. The data presented by the authorities show that in the last 24 hours a little over 14,000 anti-COVID vaccines were administered; about 9,000 of them were with the first dose or the serum that did not need a booster. Now there are almost 4,957,000 Romanians who have a completely immunized./opopescu

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis thanked President Klaus Iohannis for the intervention of Romanian firefighters

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis thanked President Klaus Iohannis for the intervention of more than 100 Romanian firefighters, who promptly responded to a call from Greek authorities. They are now operating on the island of Evia with firefighters from the Republic of Moldova. Wild fires continue to devastate large areas around the Mediterranean, amid the heat wave. In northern Algeria, they have so far caused at least 69 deaths, including 28 military personel. In the Sicilian city of Syracuse, a record value of 48.8 degrees Celsius was recorded yesterday, and the anticyclone Lucifer, responsible for unusually high temperatures, will move to northern Italy./opopescu

The national investment program „Anghel Saligny”, posted on the website of the Ministry of Development

Almost 30% of Romania’s localities are not connected to a water supply network, more than half have no sewerage, and almost three quarters do not benefit from the supply of natural gas. These are the figures from which the draft of a Government Emergency Ordinance starts, through which it is desired to allocate 50 billion lei in the next 6 years for infrastructure projects at local level. They also aim to improve the road infrastructure, given that less than half of the county roads are currently modernized. The data were presented by the Minister of Development, Attila Cseke, after yesterday’s meeting of the Executive, in which the national investment program „Anghel Saligny” was discussed – in the first reading. The document is for public debate, posted on the website of the Ministry of Development, and for ten days people can send proposals, suggestions or recommendations regarding the project./opopescu

Ovidiu Popescu – RADOR