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Romania in talks with Hungary over transferring COVID-19 patients

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BUCHAREST, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Romania is in talks about probably transferring some COVID-19 patients to Hungary as Bucharest struggles with document excessive infections and a scarcity of intensive care beds, deputy inside minister Raed Arafat stated on Friday.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto provided his nation’s assist in a letter over the weekend. learn extra

“We are in talks with Hungary,” Arafat advised reporters. “We are waiting to see what mechanism they agree on … and we will collaborate to see how we can transport patients.”

A complete of 357 COVID-19 patients died in Romania in the final 24 hours, a document excessive. The variety of new coronavirus infections fell barely to 13,854 after touching a document excessive of over 15,000 earlier this week.

Romania can even obtain 250 oxygen concentrators from Poland and the Netherlands by means of the bloc’s civil safety mechanism, Brussels stated.

Romania has only one single intensive care mattress obtainable, and authorities have suspended non-emergency surgical procedure in state hospitals for a month, and redeployed employees in an effort to manage.

The pandemic has killed 38,927 folks as far as the nation grappled with the EU’s second-lowest vaccination charge.

Romania has vaccinated solely a bit over a 3rd of its grownup inhabitants due to mistrust in state establishments and misinformation campaigns, although the variety of day by day vaccines has began to rise slowly.

Reporting by Luiza Ilie; modifying by John Stonestreet

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