Roundup: record cases in Romania as Czech, Slovakia in state of emergency

Madrid Desk, Sep 30 (efe-epa).- Romania reported its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday while Slovakia and the Czech Republic declared a state of emergency over rising infections.

Elsewhere in Europe, German leader Angela Merkel warned of difficult times ahead during the winter months, Britain’s economy took another hit and deaths in Belgium exceeded 10,000.


Health authorities reported 2,158 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic, and 33 deaths.

Romania is experiencing a new surge in infections after it managed to control the contagion in June and July.

There was an infection rate of 102 per 100,000 inhabitants in Romania over the past 14 days,according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

More than 127,500 cases and 4,825 deaths have been recorded in the country since the pandemic struck, of which almost 8,000 are being treated in hospital, 500 of those in intensive care.


The government announced a state of emergency from Thursday for at least 45 days due to rising infection rates in the country.

Prime Minister Igor Matovic said in a statement on Facebook that a decision will be made on whether or not to prolong the measure after the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day.

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