Thursday, April 28, 2022

Romania celebrates its Land Forces Day

Military ceremonies, concerts and sporting competitions are expected to mark Romania’s Land Forces Day on Thursday. Ceremonies will take place at memorials honouring the heroes of the Land Forces. Other events marking the day will include military music concerts, competitions, book exhibitions and documentary movies. The spiritual patron of Romania’s Land Forces is the Holy Great Martyr George – Bearer of Victory. A military ceremony is scheduled at the Romanian Army’s Chief of Staff headquarters in the capital Bucharest.

Meeting of Bucharest City Hall’s General Council

The General Council of the City Hall in the capital Bucharrest is expected to meet on Thursday. Participants in the meeting are supposed to establish the value of local taxes and fees for 2023. Cousellors are also expected to provide funds for hospitals in an attempt to  revive some facilities. Some funds would allow the Colentina Hospital in Bucharest to get a new facility while other funds were aimed at modernising the existing road infrastructure. Talks will also include issues related to the purchase of some 200 new trolleyebuses. Bucharest Mayor Nicușor Dan already signed a deal to purchase 100 trams in May last year with Romanian tram manufacturer Astra Vagoane as part of a €200 million contract.

Romania: Coronavirus updates

Romania reported 1,146 new COVID-18 cases on Thursday, which is 318 cases less than the previous day, with 15 deaths (7 men, 8 women), and 193 people under intensive care, which is 19 less than figures reported a day before. In the capital Bucharest, the number of new cases hit 264, according to data issued by the country’s Strategic Communication Group (GSC). With its 264 cases, Bucharest still leads among other regions in the country, followed by north-western county of Cluj (140 cases),  central county of Brașov, and western county of Timiș (54 cases each), and southern county of Ilfov (51 cases).

Alexandru Danga, RADOR