WORLD Moldova declares two-month state of emergency amid surge in COVID-19 infections

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Moldova declares two-month state of emergency amid surge in COVID-19 infections

Xinhua

07:22, April 01, 2021

BUCHAREST, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The parliament of Moldova declared a two-month state of emergency on Wednesday in its latest step to deal with the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Two men wearing protection suits transport a COVID-19 patient's dead body to the hospital's morgue from the COVID-19 ICU unit at the "Emergency Institute" in Moldova's capital Chisinau on March 24, 2021 Moldova. (Photo: AFP)

It came after the Health Ministry reported a surge in new COVID-19 infections during the last few weeks.

In the past 24 hours, 1,871 new cases were registered in Moldova, bringing the caseload to 230,240, official data showed. Meanwhile, 45 more fatalities brought the death toll to 4,960 in the country with a population of some 3.5 million.

Since Nov. 30, the country has been in a nationwide state of public health emergency in response to the pandemic.

The Moldavian authorities confirmed its first COVID-19 case on March 7 last year and the parliament declared a state of emergency for 60 days later in the month. On May 15 last year, the state of emergency was replaced by a one-month state of public health emergency, which had been extended several times until Sept. 30.

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