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Prime Minister Florin Cîțu attended the videoconference with prefects

Statement by Prime Minister Florin Cîțu at the videoconference with prefects


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Florin Cîţu: Thank you, Minister. I will be very brief as we have a lot of work to do. First of all, I wanted to wish you: a happy new year and good health in 2021. We have a challenge ahead, as if last year’s challenge, the pandemic was not enough, to run this vaccination program as well as possible. It started at a slower pace, but we saw that yesterday we already had 230 centres operating and I think it is a good pace. We are in the first phase, in which only the medical staff gets vaccinated, and I believe we started to have a pace, we are getting to 20,000 vaccinations a day. It is a very good pace during this period, but we have to accelerate this rate because you know very well that we intend to move to the second phase of vaccination in the middle of next week, and that means we need to have those centres outside the hospitals. There are 932 centres and here we need your support, your involvement, directly, in every community, as Government representatives, and we need to do it with professionalism, celerity. We need to have these centres operational as soon as possible so that we can distribute all doses to reach all citizens.

There are already counties with significant progress, I would mention: Bucharest, the capital, Dolj, Iasi, Cluj, Suceava, Mures, Sibiu, Timis. Congratulations! Things are running very well. At the same time, there are some counties that have not reached a satisfying pace yet: Giurgiu, Dambovita, Ialomita, Teleorman.

I call on you to treat this vaccination campaign as having very big importance and as the first priority of this Cabinet. It is very important to have the vaccination centres ready. The vaccines are arriving. You know very well, we have 140 thousand doses weekly,  there is no problem. /.../

We want to increase the number of vaccines we receive weekly. It is complicated. You know very well that Romania receives pro-rata, but we will try.

We will try to increase the number of doses we increase weekly. They will increase gradually until March, but we will want to have more because I believe that if we keep this pace, we will reach almost 100,000 vaccines capacity per day, which would be very good.

Let's not forget that we are still in a pandemic and we have to keep the restrictions where they are needed, to keep the same message to the citizens. The fact that we started this vaccination campaign does not mean that the danger has passed and we have to say that every day. The vaccination campaign is complementary, it helps to eliminate the pandemic faster, that's all we wanted, but we are still in a pandemic, we still have to comply with these rules and you as representatives of the Government at the local level must make sure that these rules are observed.

Last but not least, I call on you to support Mr Valeriu Gheorghita and the Secretary of State Andrei Baciu. They have been designated to coordinate this activity nationwide. They need your support, but I am available to you with any information, each time. Once again, thank you for your effort. We all need to continue and speed up this vaccination campaign. I want these 932 centres to be ready until the start of the second phase, which means, according to our estimates, Health Minister is there, the Interior Minister, the Defence Minister, and next week, we have to start the second phase. Therefore, that means that these centres which are outside hospitals, should be ready next week, and I do not think there is any excuse for them not to be ready next week. Thank you, a Happy New Year! Thanks to the media!

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