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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romania’s economy minister infected with COVID-19

Romania’s economy minister Virgil Popescu is infected with COVID-19. He made the announcement himself on Facebook, on Monday, November 2.

Popescu is the first member of prime minister Ludovic Orban’s cabinet infected with the new coronavirus. Last week, the economy minister accompanied PM Orban in his official visit to France. After returning from France, Virgil Popescu also participated in several meetings alongside PM Orban and attended a business event on Friday, October 30 (opening photo).

The economy minister wrote on Facebook that he took the COVID-19 test before leaving for Israel, where he was to accompany PM Orban on an official visit this week. The first test came out negative, but on Sunday, the minister started to have flu symptoms, and on Monday he repeated his COVID-19 test, which came out positive.

Popescu said that he has no serious symptoms, and those close to him "are fine". The minister says that he complied with the sanitary protection rules, but that "this virus does not forgive."

In related news, prime minister Ludovic Orban announced on Monday that masks would become mandatory in Romania in all counties where the infection rate is over 1.5 new COVID-19 cases per 1,000 inhabitants (over 14 consecutive days).

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(Photo source: Virgil Popescu's Facebook page)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romania’s economy minister infected with COVID-19

Romania’s economy minister Virgil Popescu is infected with COVID-19. He made the announcement himself on Facebook, on Monday, November 2.

Popescu is the first member of prime minister Ludovic Orban’s cabinet infected with the new coronavirus. Last week, the economy minister accompanied PM Orban in his official visit to France. After returning from France, Virgil Popescu also participated in several meetings alongside PM Orban and attended a business event on Friday, October 30 (opening photo).

The economy minister wrote on Facebook that he took the COVID-19 test before leaving for Israel, where he was to accompany PM Orban on an official visit this week. The first test came out negative, but on Sunday, the minister started to have flu symptoms, and on Monday he repeated his COVID-19 test, which came out positive.

Popescu said that he has no serious symptoms, and those close to him "are fine". The minister says that he complied with the sanitary protection rules, but that "this virus does not forgive."

In related news, prime minister Ludovic Orban announced on Monday that masks would become mandatory in Romania in all counties where the infection rate is over 1.5 new COVID-19 cases per 1,000 inhabitants (over 14 consecutive days).

[email protected]

(Photo source: Virgil Popescu's Facebook page)

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