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March 4, 2021

71-year-old is Romania’s sixth COVID-19 patient

A 71-year-old male from the northern Suceava County was confirmed on Wednesday with coronavirus, making him Romania’s sixth COVID-19 patient, the Strategic Communication Group informs.

Earlier in the day, the fifth coronavirus case was confirmed in a 16-year-old adolescent, the 47-year-old man’s nephew, from the western city of Timisoara, who was found positive on Tuesday, the Strategic Communication Group specifies on Wednesday.

“According to initial data from DSP Timisoara, the young man is asymptomatic, afebrile. The transport was requested in isolation at the” Victor Babes” Hospital in Timisoara,” the source says.

According to the same source, Wednesday’s results of the samples taken from the 47-year-old man are negative and will follow, according to the procedure, a new 24-hour test from the last one.


35 people in institutional quarantine; 10,094 isolated at home


As many as 35 people in Romania are in institutional quarantine, and another 10,094 are in isolation at home and under medical monitoring, the Emergency Situations Department (DSU) said early on Wednesday in a press statement.

In the case of the 35 persons, checks are carried out to see if they have contracted the COVID – 19 (coronavirus).

DSU brings to mind that four cases of COVID – 19 infection have been confirmed in Romania. The first to test positive is considered to be cured after two tests came out negative within 24 hours of each other. The man was discharged from hospital on Monday, March 3.

The other three patients are at the specialist care facilities in Cluj-Napoca or Timisoara, with the health status of all of them being good.

On Monday, 67 calls were made to the 112 emergency line and 977 to the toll-free line 0800 800 358, which opened mainly to inform people

“We remind citizens to consider only information verified through official sources and to call toll-free line 0800 800 358 for recommendations and other information. Romanian nationals abroad can request information on preventing and combatting the virus by calling the dedicated line +4021.20.20.”

According to the same source, at the request of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs organised an information session for the diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited in Bucharest. The representatives of the diplomatic missions asked the officials of the two ministries for details about the preventive actions carried out in Romania, so that they could be applied and adapted in the states of origin of the diplomats for the control and containment of the COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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