Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday in a press conference that Romania would receive 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. It is not certain yet how many doses will be required for a single person, as some vaccines need more doses per person than others in order to be effective.
Klaus Iohannis also declared that in the most optimistic scenario the first doses will arrive in Romania in the first quarter of 2021, but the schedule of the delivery of the doses for Romania will be synchronized with the delivery for all the EU countries.
Romania registered on Tuesday a record of infections: more than 7,700 COVID-19 cases. Yet, the Romanian president made it clear that the parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place on December 6, will not be postponed. On the other hand, Klaus Ioahnnis rejected any idea related to a possible lockdown in Romania at the moment.
Election experts expect for Romania not to take any drastic measure until after the elections. The ruling party, PNL – National Liberal Party, needs the elections to take place as planned for conserving as much of their political capital as possible.