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PM Citu: Vaccination campaign in Romania goes well

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that in Romania the COVID-19 vaccination campaign “is going well”, showing that the authorities want a ramped up pace of vaccine deliveries to the country, so as to reach 100,000 people vaccinated per day.

“I say that in Romania the vaccination campaign is going well, and the estimates we have to go to 150,000 vaccines a day clearly show that the direction is good. (…) The intention to have 1,000 vaccination centers is ambitious. I’m sure it’ll be attained. We need to bring more vaccines, to increase the pace of vaccine deliveries to Romania. That’s actually a challenge. We are also limited by what happens in the EU, the way the vaccines are being approved and then delivered. I say: 100,000 (vaccinated) people per day, as quickly as possible,” Citu said at the Victoria Palace after the Government meeting.

He said that the Government is not considering a financial incentive for those who vaccinate.

Asked if the Government would extend the state of alert that expires next week, Citu replied: “We will make a decision based on the situation at that time.”


I too want schools to reopen, but we have this pandemic conditionality


Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he too wants schools to reopen, but stressed that this is conditional on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I had a discussion with Mr. Kelemen Hunor (leader of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania – UDMR, ed. n.), and with Mr. Barna (leader of the Save Romania Union – USR, ed. n.) and I too want schools to reopen, to have restaurants opened, I said that last year too. As far as I’m concerned, if it wasn’t for the health problem, I’d like them to be reopened. Yet we have this pandemic conditionality. (…) Personally, I believe that we must do everything we need to be able to reopen schools as early as possible, which is why it is important that in addition to the vaccination campaign we also have this campaign to reduce the effects of the pandemic, to keep up the pace. So far we’ve seen that numbers have dropped, we’ve reached a comfortable level, there are cities, municipalities that have come out of quarantine. If we keep this trend, we can reopen schools on February 8th,”  Citu also said according to Agerpres.

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