2020 (and 2021). A time that has brought us together, no matter where we come from.
Where did it all start? How did it evolve? In which point do we find ourselves in?
We have gathered the key moments from throughout the pandemic, both from Romania, as well as globally.
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The Ministry of National Education has distributed only 64.270 tablets, of a total of 250.000 promised. Anisie announces that students will no longer take their theses in the 2020–2021 school year, which will be replaced by a summative evaluation.
A study conducted by World Vision Romania between 10 May and 27 June shows that approximately 40% of students in rural areas did not participate in online courses and only 64% of teachers organized such courses.
National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices in Romania: Class I medical devices (masks, robes, combinations, etc.) are no longer registered in the national database during the state of emergency.
The Romanian government announced several preventive measures which included the designation of five hospitals as isolation centers for new cases, purchase and placement of thermal scanners in international airports, and especially designated lines for passengers coming from areas affected by COVID-19 outbreak.
Prime-minister Ludovic Orban announces the closure of all schools between 11 and 22 March. The measure targets all kindergartens, primary, secondary and high schools, both public and private, according to Education Minister Monica Anisie. The decision affects 3.5 million students.
Head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, announced a ban on all indoor or outdoor activities involving the participation of more than 1.000 people. These restrictions are valid until 31 March, when a new assessment would be made.