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GCS: Number of persons infected with novel coronavirus hits 184

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs that a number of 184 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been registered on Romania’s territory until Tuesday.

“Other 16 new cases of infection have been registered, as follows: 7 in Iasi, 2 in Suceava, 2 in Neamt and one each in Ialomita, Mures, Botosani, Bistrita Nasaud and Vrancea Counties. The persons who tested positive are aged between 21 and 65,” the source points out.

Of the 184 persons who tested positive, 16 were declared cured and discharged – 15 from the Timisoara Hospital and one from Bucharest.

Three more persons will be discharged on Tuesday from the “Matei Bals” Infectious Disease Hospital in Bucharest.

According to GCS, on Romania’s territory there are a number of 3,282 persons in institutionalised quarantine for whom checks are being conducted to find if they are infected. Other 16,610 persons are in home isolation and are medically monitored.

GCS brings to mind that, so far, a number of 36 criminal cases were opened, for hindering disease combat, an offense provided and punished by art. 352, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.

In the period March 16, 8 am – March 17, 8 am, there were registered a number of 1,349 calls to the 112 emergency number and 6,187 to the TELVERDE 0800 800 358 (green line), especially opened for informing the citizens.

“Since yesterday, with the declaration of the state of emergency, acting nationwide were approximately 28,000 employees of the Interior Ministry – policemen, firemen, gendarmes and border police officers. Thus, only in the past 24 hours, firemen and SMURD [Emergency Dept. Service] staff carried out 42 missions of transport for 153 persons to various hospital units, as well as to the quarantine centres existing in various counties in the country. For the response to the other medical emergencies approximately 390 SMURD teams are ensured on average, totalling 42 special vehicles for transporting multiple victims, 340 first-aid and mobile intensive care ambulances, 7 special vehicles for neonatology. In total, over 5,000 firemen were engaged in current missions,” the source shows.

Furthermore, engaged in specific missions, ordered by the leadership of the Interior Ministry, were over 10,000 policemen, 4,500 border police and over 7,000 gendarmes.

“At this moment, for making more efficient the activities of combating the COVID-19 effects, a number of 162 tents have been installed. These are devoted to medical triage, easing traffic at border crossing points, ensuring requests to supplement the quarantine spaces,” the source shows.

GCS reminds the citizens to only take into account the information verified through official sources and call for recommendations and other info the green line TELVERDE – 0800.800.358. The green line is not an emergency number, it is a telephone line strictly devoted to inform citizens. Moreover, Romanians abroad can request information about the prevention and combat of the virus on their especially dedicated line, +4021.320.20.20.

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