01 April 2021

Morning headliens – April 1st 2021

Florin Jipa

Image source: Profimedia

Coronavirus and vaccines

  • Vaccination in Romania: Almost 2 million people got vaccinated (more than 1 million with both doses). In the last 24 hours, more than 58.000 people got vaccinated (more than 33.000 with both doses).
  • Coronavirus in Romania: In the last 24 hours, there were recorded 6.156 new SARS CoV-2 cases, 129 deaths and in ICU there are now 1.412 people hospitalized.

Global political and military events

  • Microsoft will provide advanced technology to the US Military. The company has signed a 21 billion dollars contract with the US Armed Forces, says Mediafax. The US company will have to produce 120 HoloLens headphones for the soldiers.
  • China and Russia are supporting the military junta from Myanmar. China has rejected, on Wednesday, any idea of sanctioning the military junta, even after an indictment of the UN emissary for Myanmar, Chsristine Schraner Burgener, who evoked an “imminent bloodbath”, asking the Security Council to act, says AFP. Two days ago, Russia said that it supports the military regime.
  • The US recognizes Israel’s occupation of some territories. “It is an historical fact that Israel has occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights after the 1967 war”, said the US diplomacy’s spokesperson, Ned Price, in front of the media, after publishing a report, says AP.
  • Navalny’s doctors are dying. The second doctor from the Emergency Hospital from Omsk, where Alexey Navalny got immediately after being poisoned last summer, has died. He was the chief of the traumatology and orthopedics section, Aghysev Rustam Gabasovici, a 63 old man, who died last week, according to a press release from the hospital. In February, Sergey Maskimisin, the chief of the ICU has also died at only 53 years old.
  • Alexey Navalny went on a hunger strike. The Russian dissident, Alexey Navalny, who is arrested in Russia, has announced on Wednesday that he is going on a hunger strike, denouncing the lack of access to medical care and the torture he endured.
  • EUCOM is raising the warning condition. The EUCOM has raised the warning condition from “possible crisis” to “imminent crisis” – the biggest level, as an answer to Russia gathering its armed forces at the border with Ukraine, says NYT.

Romania’s defence and security

  • The fourth day of protests. In the fourth day of protests the number of people gathered on the streets was the smallest so far, says Mediafax. Hundreds of people protested in Bucharest and Braila, meanwhile in cities likes Galati, Craiova, Pitesti and Constanta only tens of people. In Timisoara, no one showed up.
  • The Cantacuzino Institute is celebrating 100 years. The National Medical-Military Research-Development Institue Cantacuzino is organizing, on Thursday, a ceremony to celebrate 100 years since its foundation, and president Klaus Iohannis announced he will be present, as well as prime-minister Florin Citu.