Monday, October 25, 2021

Limited celebrations on Romanian Army Day 
Airplanes and helicopters of Romanian Air Forces have flown over Bucharest’s Carol Park, on Monday, where ceremonies where being held to mark the Day of the Romanian Army. It was the only spectacular moment of a festivity has has honored the Romanian troops, for the second year in a row in scaled down conditions, due to the pandemic. President Klaus Iohannis and Acting Prime Minister Florin Cîţu took part in ceremonies held at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, along with the Prime Minister Designate, the current Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca. The Army still holds the highest position in Romanians trust, the President noted. It is also an important element in maintaining stability that a society needs in order to grow, Mr. Iohannis stated.
Klaus Iohannis: We have proved once again that Romania does not only have the capacity to ensure its national security, but also to be a security supplier and a trusted ally in the most difficult operations. Where we weren’t able to come with ultra-modern military technique, our troops have compensated by their commitment, strategic intelligence and courage. Thus, our Army has constantly contributed to the reinforcing of Romania’s international credibility.
Romania has 40% of eligible population vaccinated against COVID-19
Romania has so far vaccinated 40% of its adult population against the novel coronavirus, the coordinator of the vaccination campaign, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita has announced on Monday. On Sunday, more than 83,500 people have received the first dose of an anti-COVID vaccine of the single shot vaccine. There are more than 5,9 million Romanians completely vaccinated so far and the interest for vaccination has increased in the last few days. A vaccination marathon was organized in the capital Bucharest last weekend, with more than 30,000 people receiving a shot. Such events will continue to be held, in order to achieve the target of vaccinating 70% of the population by the end of the year, Mr. Gheorghita has said.
The Green Pass has become mandatory for most activities in Romania, as of Monday
Romania has introduced the Green COVID Pass nationwide as of Monday, for most activities excepting those deemed to be essential. The government has imposed the measure in order to limit the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections, as the situation in the country is very serious. Access in public institutions, restaurants, theaters or cinemas will be allowe based on the Green Pass, which proves that people are either vaccinated, recovered from a recent COVID-19 infection or have tested negative. Access to pharmacies and grocery shops, including supermarkets will be allowed without the need to present a Green Pass. Also, the wearing of protection mask becomes mandatory in all places.
Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR