Thursday, November 25-th

Situation of COVID-19 infections in Romania

Just over 2,100 coronavirus infections from nearly 45,000 tests were reported today by the Romanian authorities. Most illnesses are in Bucharest – 239. In the last 24 hours there have been over 200 deaths, a slight decrease compared to the previous day. 1341 patients are now hospitalized in Intensive Care units from which 130 are vaccinated.

Romanians” interest in vaccination remains low

The interest for vaccination of Romanians remains low, even if our country is on the penultimate place in the European Union in terms of anti-COVID vaccination with both doses, 43% of the population receiving the serum so far. More than 66,000 people were immunized on the last day, almost 17,000 with the first dose. The balance of the pandemic showed slightly decreasing figures, yesterday beeing recorded about 2,800 new cases from just over 47,000 tests. There were 231 deaths, and almost 1,400 patients are hospitalized in Intensive Care units. 53 beds for the seriously ill are currently available in hospitals around the country. The capital still has the most infections, even if the incidence rate has dropped below the 3 per thousand inhabitants. 18 counties are in the green area in terms of contamination, and 13 in the yellow area, incidence under 3 cases per thousand.

The Parliament expressed a vote of confidence for the Government of Nicolae Ciucă

The Parliament today expressed a vote of confidence for the Government proposed by the liberal Nicolae Ciucă. There were 318 votes in favor and 126 against, at the end of a joint session of the two Houses, in which the appointed prime minister presented his governing program. There were speeches that were not without accusations between representatives of the opposition and the new ruling coalition. The cabinet has the support of PNL, PSD, UDMR and national minorities. In his speech, Nicolae Ciucă spoke, among others, about the country’s modernization plans and about the central axis of the government program, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Tonight, a first meeting of the Government would take place.

RADOR – Ovidiu Popescu