Romanian Health Minister resigns amid crisis over Covid-19
Bucharest, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Health of Romania, Victor Costache, presented his resignation in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis after announcing massive tests in the capital.
'It was due to professional and personal reasons', stated Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, without going into further details.
Costache spoke on Wednesday of a door-to-door test campaign to detect the coronavirus among the two million inhabitants of the capital, and expressed his desire to have at least two centers for this task per county.
Experts considered this operation unlikely, since only 15,000 tests have been carried out in the country so far.
On the other hand, Orban previously said only around 2,000 exams can be processed daily in this country, which is awaiting the arrival of about 200,000 test kits from South Korea this week.
The Secretary of State for Health Care, Nelu Tataru, will replace Costache, when Romania is reporting around a thousand cases and 17 deaths from the disease.
Patients diagnosed with the virus are receiving treatment at seven infectious disease centers to avoid links with other patients.
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