COVID-19 pandemic in Romania

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COVID-19 pandemic in Romania
COVID-19 outbreak Romania per capita cases map.svg
Cases in Romania by county.
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index casePrigoria, Gorj
Arrival dateFebruary 26, 2020
(3 years, 3 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases16,247
Active cases6,148
Severe cases225
41 counties and Bucharest
Government website

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Romania on February 26, 2020, with the first confirmed case in Gorj County.[1]

As of May 14, the Romanian Government reports 14,066 people put in quarantine, a further 18,118 in home isolation under medical supervision, and 286,217 tests having been processed.[2]

On February 21, following a COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, the Romanian government announced a 14-day quarantine for citizens returning from the affected regions.

On February 26, the Minister of Education and Research required schools to spread awareness about coronavirus.[3][4]

On March 14, after over 101 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, Romania entered the third COVID-19 scenario.[5] The third scenario goes from 101 to 2,000 cases.

On April 7, a 53 year old paramedic from Suceava became the first reported casualty among Romanian medical personnel.[6][7] As of April 18, there were over a thousand infected medical staff in the country.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Primul caz de coronavirus în România. Suspiciuni despre un al doilea caz în Gorj" [First coronavirus case in Romania. Suspicions about a second case in Gorj]. Digi24 (in Romanian). Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. "BULETIN DE PRESĂ 14 Mai 2020, ora 13.00". (in Romanian). Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  3. "Coronavirus: Zece sfaturi pentru elevi și profesori - Ministerul Educației - Educatie -". (in Romanian). 2020-02-26. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  4. "Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Ministerul Sănătății" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  5. "România a depășit pragul de 100 de persoane infectate cu coronavirus. Se intră în scenariul al treilea, pregătit de autorități" [Romania topped the limit of 100 people infected with coronavirus. It enters the third scenario, prepared by authorities]. Digi24. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. Gogu, Madalina. "Primul deces în urma infectării cu noul corinavirus în rândul personalului medical" (in Romanian). Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  7. Gogu, Madalina. "Informare 7 aprilie 2020, ora 9:20pm" (in Romanian). Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  8. Gogu, Madalina. "Cadre medicale infectate cu noul coronavirus" (in Romanian). Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  9. Gogu, Madalina. "Informare de presă - 18 aprilie 2020, ora 12.29" (in Romanian). Retrieved 2020-04-18.