All newspapers today read about the regrettable death of a great actor, Gheorghe Dinica. Elsewhere in the news, US Ambassador to Romania declared for Wall Street Journal that he is content with the extremely aggressive media in Romania. Four high schools in Romania were closed due to confirmed new AH1N1 cases but youngsters spread in parks and bars instead of going home, as advised. Last but not least, one newspaper computes a donations top for Presidential candidates.
All newspapers on Wednesday read about the regrettable death of a great Romanian actor, Gheorghe Dinica. Gandul reads that Dinica was meant to be an actor as he had the passion and vocation since he was a teenager. His respect for this job, whom he perfected as years passed by, helped him fulfill his destiny.
Gheorghe Dinica died at age 75, after 19 days of intensive care in a hospital in Bucharest. He will be burried in the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest and an alley will bear his name.
Elsewhere in the news, US Ambassador to Romania, Mark Gitenstein declared for the Wall Street Journal that he is satisfied with the aggressiveness of the Romanian press, Gandul reads. Moreover, he pointed out that the diversity and aggressivity of the media are two important warantees for a democracy.
He underlined that all Romanian papers cover political events in an aggressive way and present more perspectives. Gitenstein added that there are a lot of things happening in Romania, among which, the political crisis.
However, he underlined that the US do not prefer a candidate over another for the Presidential elections and the Ambassador said that he will try to be objective and not take a stand.
Back in Romania, AH1N1 virus caused four high schools in Bucharest to enter in quarantine among which Mihai Viteazu, Goethe and some classes were suspended in Sfantul Sava and Gheorghe Lazar, Romania libera reads.
The number of confirmed swine flu cases exceeded 1000 yesterday, a recent poll put forward by the Health Ministry reveals. Yesterday, the first suspicion of death caused by the flu appeared in Botosani, North Romania: the family of a dead man alerted the police, arguing that he had swine flu symptoms.
However, Cotidianul reads that students would rather spend time with their friends and have fun in bars while their schools are closed, instead of spending time in isolation.
Evenimentul Zilei reads about a donation top for Presidential candidates: incumbent President Basescu leads the top with 1,592,943 lei, a press release of the Romanian Electoral Authority reads.
He is closely followed by Social Democratic candidate Mircea Geoana, with 1,090,518 lei. Of the 13 candidates, only seven received donations in the first two weeks of campaign. Independent candidate Sorin Oprescu received 883,492 lei while Liberal Crin Antonescu 285,870 lei.