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President Iohannis: It’s a sad day, we have record number of infections with novel coronavirus. Local elections can be organized in September

President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Wednesday, that there is a record number of infections with the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours and called for compliance with the rules.

“Today is a sad day. We have a record number of persons found positive for the novel coronavirus. Over 550 persons which were detected from yesterday to today,” Iohannis said.

He called for the wearing of the protection mask, social distancing and hand washing.

“Responsibility at this time is shared between the authorities and the citizens. It was a very difficult period and it would be a shame to throw away what we’ve accomplished so far,” said the head of state who visited the Cantacuzino Institute together with Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca.

 

Local elections can be organized in September

 

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that local elections can be organized in September, but stressed the need to comply with the rules in the context of the pandemic.

“In my opinion, local elections can be organized in September,” Iohannis said.

The head of state visited the Cantacuzino Institute together with the Minister of Defense, Nicolae Ciuca.

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday, as a decision-making body, the draft law tabled by the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) regarding the setting of this year’s local elections date on September 27.

 

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