The Permanent Election Authority announced that the nomination period for the local elections, scheduled for September 27, will begin today. According to the order for the organization and conduct of this year’s local elections, the last day for submitting candidacies is August 18.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Raluca Turcan, the way in which mayors will participate in the preparation and organization of the start of the school year will be “very important, including the results of local elections” as the new increase in cases by COVID- 19 has spiked.
To date, 59,273 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, while 1,378 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours and a total of 2,616 people have died from the coronavirus. 446 patients are hospitalized in the ICU, while 29,289 people have been cured. To date, 1,343,315 corona tests have been performed nationally.
The head of the Civil Protection Service, Raed Arafat, said last night that there are currently more than 300 active COVID-19 outbreaks across the country. However, he clarified that these cases, which are mainly found in nursing homes and some businesses, are controlled./ibna