03 November 2021

Morning headlines – 3rd of November 2021

Florin Jipa

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Coronavirus and vaccines

  • Vaccination in Romania: In the last 24 hours, more than 78.000 people got vaccinated. Totally, more than 7.10 million people got the vaccine, with more than 6.37 getting both doses and 903.000 of them getting the third dose.
  • Coronavirus in Romania: In the last 24 hours, there were recorded 11.073 new SARS CoV-2 cases, 586 deaths, and in ICU there are now 1.876 people hospitalized.

Global political and military events

  • The CIA chief was in Moscow. The CIA director, Willian Burns, and the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, met in Mosco, where they discussed the Russian-American relations, says the Russian press office’s release.
  • China is asking families to get food supplies. China’s government has asked families to get basic food supplies in case of an emergency. The Chinese minister of Commerce did not offer a reason for the warning, but it comes on a coronavirus blockage and concerns on the vegetables supply background, after unusual rains have affected the agriculture. (Aleph News)
  • Taliban leader, killed in the attack over a military hospital. The Taliban military leader, Maulvi Hamdullah Mukhlis, was one of the people who died, on Tuesday, in the attack of the Daesh group from Afghanistan on the military hospital from Kabul. Other 19 people have lost their lives and 40 were wounded. (AP)
  • Russia increases the gas volume to Europe after 8th of November. Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has stated, on Tuesday, that Russia will increase the gases volume to Europe after November 8th, after it will fill the national tanks. (Tass)
  • Israel has attacked Syria’s capital. The Israeli Defence Forces have attacked, on Wednesday morning, a military outpost close to Damascus, causing material damages. It is the second attack over the capital in the last four days. (AP)

Romania’s defence and security

  • Romania will have modular reactors. Klaus Iohannis and John Kerry have established that Romania will get small nuclear reactors until 2028. (Mediafax)
  • Prolonged political crisis. The former designated prime-minister, Nicolae Ciuca, has stated that he is going to negotiate with the other parties to create a government, mentioning that no prime-minister was elected. (Mediafax)
  • Iohannis is participating at the Climate Changes Summit. More than 100 countries, including Romania, have pledged at the United Nations Climate Conference to stop deforestation and move to restoring forest areas by 2030. (Mediafax)