Romania launches coronavirus info site

The government has launched the online platform datelazi.ro to provide information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Romania.

The Strategic Communication Group behind the site is Romania’s official source of information on the epidemic for the public and representatives of the media. Datelazi.ro offers news on the spread of the virus as well as up-to-date infographics based on data provided by qualified authorities.

“The Government of Romania, through the Authority for Digitalizing Romania and the NGO Code for Romania, has launched a new online platform … to fight the effects of COVID-19, DateLaZi (datelazi.ro), as a component of stirioficiale.ro (official news) project. Code for Romania worked on the site pro bono in partnership with the Government of Romania through the Authority for Digitalizing Romania,” states a press release from the Strategic Communication Group.

Last week, the Government also launched the COVID-19 Stiri Oficiale (stirioficiale.ro) online platform, noting that the main objective is to fight against disinformation and fake news.

The representatives of the Government announced that the COVID-19 Stiri Oficiale online platform centralizes information only from secure sources, such as official press releases of the Strategic Communication Group of the Romanian Government, decisions made by the National Committee for Special Urgent Situations and also the recordings of press conferences held by officials with responsibilities in the field of the management of urgent situations.

At the time of publishing, the site showed Romania has a total 1,029 confirmed coronavirus cases, 94 persons have been cured and the pandemic so far claimed 17 casualties.


Author: Blanka Székely