In Romania, the corona emergency is worsening because the healthcare system can hardly cope with the care of a steeply growing number of patients.
Bucharest – On Wednesday, the death rate from the corona virus was the highest worldwide: 19.01 per million inhabitants, calculated the portal “ourworldindata.org”. The 14-day incidence of around 859 new infections is among the highest in the EU. President Klaus Iohannis wanted to decide on tightened precautionary measures together with the government on Wednesday evening. In the past 24 hours alone, more people have died of or with corona in Romania than in the entire EU in the same period: 574. In the Bucharest University Hospital, there was even no more space in the cold room of the morgue at times.
The Bucharest doctor Victoria Arama described the situation as “apocalyptic”. Covid patients would push each other away in the clinic corridors to get oxygen devices, she said, according to media reports. 1799 corona patients are currently being treated nationwide in intensive care – partly in hospital corridors, in containers, tents and ambulances. There are only 1668 places in intensive care units. Romania has already sent 30 seriously ill patients to neighboring Hungary.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised help with hospital equipment and advice to communicators on promoting vaccination readiness, which in Romania is one of the lowest in the EU. Only 34.8 of the Romanians have full vaccination protection. Conspiracy theorists in the media, show business and the Romanian Orthodox Church are jointly responsible for this. At the same time, precautionary rules are only sparsely monitored. The bourgeois ruling party PNL recently held a party congress with 5000 delegates in the presence of the head of state Iohannis. The police subsequently imposed a fine on PNL for violating the distance rules and mask requirement. (dpa)
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