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PM Orban: Large number of Romanians abroad coming home for Easter risk to be placed in quarantine

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said a large part of the Romanians who will be coming home on Sunday, from abroad, risk to be placed under quarantine and spend their Easter there, considering that very many countries are now red on the virus map.

“I want to send a very clear message: all those who will be coming home for Easter starting tomorrow will not be spending their Easter under normal conditions, but they will be placed under quarantine. The number of countries with more than 10,000 confirmed cases has increased a lot and there are very many who are red at this point, on the virus map. Almost all countries Romanians are coming from, the countries where they work and live, are under a red code, and the decision that we have just taken is to place them under institutionalized quarantine,” said Orban, at the end of the working meeting he had at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior.

 

We have agreements concluded for 400 breathing devices; we also try to produce

 

Head of Bucharest Government on Saturday stated that Romania has concluded agreements with various suppliers for 400 breathing devices, but that the delivery timetable was not observed and that solutions for domestic production are also being sought.

“Currently, we have agreements concluded for 400 breathing devices. Unfortunately, the delivery timetable that had been established was not observed, because decisions were issued by governments or presidents of the various countries where we had to receive these devices from, which basically blocked the breathing devices from leaving the respective countries. There is already a company from the US that has made available to the producers, including from Romania, the project, all the components and implicitly the patent. Of course we cannot use it, we cannot produce this, but we can produce the number of devices that we need for this time,” said Orban, in a press statement held at the end of a working meeting he had at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior.

He mentioned that he discussed with the Secretary of State Raed Arafat and with the Minister of Health, Nelu Tataru, about the possibility of repairing some broken breathing devices so that 80-100 additional devices could be put into operation.

Also, the Ministry of Defence is working on a new breathing device project.

“The Ministry of Defence is working on a ventilator project. The devices that are used are very sensitive – they depend on the patients’ lives and they contain many components that have to be manufactured in the best conditions, “said Ludovic Orban.

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