Coronavirus testing starts in Marosvásárhely

Coronavirus testing begins today at the medical university in Marosvásárhely/Târgu Mureș. 

According to Maros County Prefect Mara Togănel, they have transformed the university’s research center, and the emergency hospital has been able to quickly purchase the necessary equipment for testing. So now, locals can be tested swiftly and nearby, in the Maros/Mures County capital, without having to travel to Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca and wait for the results to arrive back from there. Further good news is that coronavirus testing will soon be available in the County Hospital as well, meaning that there will be two places in town where samples from suspected COVID-19 patients can be tested.

Epidemic in Maros County

In Maros County, 2,661 people were in home isolation as of Tuesday, up from 2,120 on Monday, and 67 were in institutionalized quarantine, same as the day before. As to those being treated in the epidemic hospital, this number rose to 25 from 20 on Monday. A total of 57 people were able to leave their homes after their 14-day quarantine. And 38 people arrived by plane to the Marosvásárhely airport from Budapest, 11 of which had to go into home isolation.

RON 1,600 fine for not keeping disinfection regulations 

Experts of the County’s Health Directorate are regularly checking up on both smaller and bigger shops to see if they are following the government’s protective measures, instituted to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In the past 24 hours, five such investigations were conducted, resulting in the discovery that one shop was in violation of the disinfection regulations. The person running the shop was fined RON 1,600 (EUR 331).


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Author: Attila Szoó