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MAE: Romanian citizen working for a German meat-processing company with confirmed COVID-19 cases has died

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Friday informed that a Romanian citizen who worked for a meat-processing company based in the German locality Birkenfeld, where there were recorded several cases of confirmed coronavirus, has died.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Consulate General of Romania in Stuttgart, was notified by the representatives of the employing company regarding the death of a Romanian citizen who worked in a meat-processing company in Birkenfeld, the Federal Republic of Germany, where cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered,” a MAE press release sent to AGERPRES informs.

MAE added that, according to the information communicated by the employer, the person in question tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 two times, when they verified the entire personnel, last time during the previous week.

The family was informed about the demise and the employer will take care of the repatriation procedures, bearing all the costs, said the same source.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed that, through the Consulate General of Romania in Stuttgart, the authorities stay in touch with representatives of the company, being prepared to grant the necessary consular assistance, including with respect to the necessary repatriation procedure and the issuance of the death certificate.


306 Romanian citizens who worked on cruise ships in North America, repatriated


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Thursday morning informed that 306 Romanian citizens and 6 foreign – members of their families – who worked on cruise ships in North America and The Caribbean.

MAE showed that, in continuing efforts to facilitate the return to the country of the Romanian citizens who were temporarily outside the country borders and were affected by the health protection measures and travelling restrictions adopted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday morning it helped 306 Romanian citizens plus 6 foreign citizens – members of their families – a citizen from the Republic of Columbia, two citizens from Thailand and one citizen from the Italian Republic, a citizen from Serbia and one from North Macedonia, to return to the country.

MAE has made constant efforts and communicated with the companies owning the respective ships and also with the US authorities, through the Romanian Embassy in Washington and the consular offices in Miami and Los Angeles, to facilitate the repatriation of the Romanian citizens who travelled from the US to the Republic of Croatia (Dubrovnik), onboard of a ship.

Moreover, the MAE, through the Romanian Embassy in Zagreb, made all the necessary steps with the Croatian authorities to facilitate the landing and transport of the Romanian citizens and their families’ members to transfer them to Romania. They have been taken over by the Republic of Croatia with two charter flights by a private company, contracted by the employing company.

The repatriation procedures have been coordinated by the MAE through the Romanian Embassies in Washington and Zagreb and the General Consular Offices of Romania to Miami and Los Angeles.

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