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Iohannis: Vaccination campaign starts in Romania, entire EU on December 27. No new restrictions during holidays

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Thursday, at the Cotroceni Palace, that in Romania and in the European Union the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts on Sunday.

“As for the vaccination campaign, I can confirm, the vaccination campaign starts in Romania and in the entire European Union exactly on December 27, Sunday. It starts with a first tranche, rather symbolic, but already immediately after Christmas the next vaccine tranches will come and they will continue, until the whole population benefits from the vaccine”, said the head of state.

He stressed that “these vaccines are safe, they are effective, they are authorized to the highest European standards.” “We and the experts recommend to all Romanians to be prepared to be vaccinated,” Iohannis said, according to Agerpres.

The head of state spoke after holding a working meeting on the management of the COVID-19 epidemic at the Cotroceni Palace, attended by Prime Minister Florin Citu, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna, Minister of National Defense, Nicolae Ciuca, Health Minister, Vlad Voiculescu, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Lucian Bode, and the Head of the Emergencies Department, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Raed Arafat.

 

We will not introduce new restrictions during holidays

 

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday announced that there will be no new restrictions during the holidays, but existing restrictions remain in place.

“We will not introduce new restrictions for the holidays, but the restrictions that are now in force all remain in force. These measures are mandatory, it is not something optional,” Iohannis also said at the Cotroceni Palace.

 

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Romania to arrive Friday in Nadlac Customs

 

The first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 allocated to Romania will arrive on Friday, in western Nadlac Customs, declared on Thursday, the minister of Internal Affairs, Lucian Bode.

“Tomorrow, the first batch allocated to Romania will arrive in Nadlac Customs and we will take over through our structures, we will transport it to Bucharest. We will publicly communicate which are the steps that we will follow, both in Nadlac tomorrow, as well as the day after, in Bucharest. We will notify you in advance regarding the calendar of events. In today’s statement, president Klaus Iohannis clarified this aspect”, Bode said, during the handover of his position to the minister of Transport and to the minister of Digitalization.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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