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September 30, 2022

Senate President Dragu, Speaker Orban get vaccinated against COVID-19

President of the Romanian Senate Anca Dragu and Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban on Tuesday got vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dragu and Orban got the vaccine at the vaccination centre with the Dr. Carol Davila Central Military Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest.

The two arrived at the centre together and were vaccinated at the same time.

A second stage of the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign in Romania started on Friday, with President Klaus Iohannis being the first to get immunised at this stage.

After the vaccination, both Dragu and Orban were expected to give a news briefing.


Dragu: I’m glad that vaccination rate has increase, we’ll have our lives back soon


Senate President Anca Dragu on Tuesday stated, after getting the anti-COVID-19 vaccine herself, that the vaccination rate has increased in the latest while and this means people will be able to resume their lives soon, which is a very good sign for the economy too.

“I am glad that we’ve come to see this day when a vaccine against this virus is available. I am also glad that the vaccination rate has increased. We have reached 30,000 vaccinations daily. This means that we will be able to resume our lives soon, we will be able to visit our families, to hug the dear ones, we will be able to resume our activities, to go for a walk, to return to a normal life, in short. This is a very good sign for the Romanian economy too and a very good sign for the beginning of this year,” said Dragu.


Orban: Vaccination campaign is essential for the future development of Romanian society, economy


The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, on Tuesday stated that he made the decision to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to send a message to the Romanians that there is no risk to take the vaccine and it is the only way to return to a normal life.

“I made the decision to get vaccinated especially with the aim of showing Romanians that they must trust the vaccine, that there is no risk in the vaccination process and that vaccinating Romanian citizens is the only way to return to a normal life, and to be able to resume the process of economic growth and our life in normal conditions,” said Orban.

He added that this vaccination campaign is “essential for the further development of the Romanian society and the economy.”

“I appreciate the solidarity in approaching the vaccination campaign at the European level, the fact the European Commission has been extremely seriously and involved at the European level in supporting the vaccination process in all European Union countries. There are already two approved vaccines, and the amount of vaccines available for Romania will grow in time. Moreover, the capacity, the infrastructure, the necessary logistics will allow the vaccination of an increasing number of Romanian citizens so that in a short time we will be able to overcome the pandemic,” specified Ludovic Orban, accrding to Agerpres.

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