COVID-19: Cluj County under new restrictions starting Oct 22

The Institution of the Prefect for Cluj County (Instituția Prefectului – Județul…

FOR SALE: One of Cluj-Napoca’s most well known landmarks!

One of Cluj-Napoca’s most well known landmarks, Continental Hotel, previously named The New York Hotel, is now up for sale after sitting empty for almost a decade.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Venues in Cluj to close from 12 Oct due to rise in COVID-19 Cases

Due to the fact that the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Cluj, the Cluj County Committee for Emergency Situations (Comitetul Județean pentru Situații de Urgență Cluj), have announced that venues across the county will be closed from October 12th, for a minimum of 10 days and until the amount of cases drops to be low 1.5/1000.

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Over 70% of votes for Emil Boc with PNL receiving over 40% county-wide.

Polling station votes have been counted across 182 polling stations in Cluj-Napoca and show that Emil Boc has won the local elections, meaning that he will continue being mayor of Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj-Napoca’s Smart Parking sensors help guide drivers to empty spaces.

There will be over 1,200 sensors installed and Cluj is the first city in Romania to start using this technology, aimed at increasing the quality of life for those living in the city.

A City for Pedestrians: Strada Universitatii & Mihai Kogalniceanu to become pedestrianised.

Cluj-Napoca’s Mayor, Emil Boc, announced on September 8th, 2020, that the auctioning process for modernisation of the historic area of Strada Universitatii and Mihai Kogalniceanu has began.

Restaurants to start serving indoors from September, after being closed since March 2020.

Romania’s Prime Minister, Ludovic Orban, has informed that restaurants in Romania, will be allowed to start serving indoors from September 1st, 2020, but must respect certain conditions.

Be Aware of Rental Scam Targeting Facebook Groups in Cluj-Napoca

I was contacted by a concerned student, informing that he believes that someone he had been speaking with regarding an apartment, was trying to steal his personal information and also requesting €600 for an apartment located in Cluj-Napoca.

CORONAVIRUS: Numbers start to increase in Romania with 36 deaths in one day.

On July 21st, Romania record the record high of 36 deaths, attributed to COVID-19, which is the highest number since the pandemic hit the country, on July 22nd, this figure was still quite high, at 27 recorded deaths. However, the number which appears to have started to indicate a concerning increase, is the number of reported cases. On July 22nd, Romania recorded 1,030 new cases, up from  994 new cases on the 21st and 681 new cases on 20th.

2019: Romania had highest road-fatality rate in EU

Based on preliminary figures, Romania retains the title of having the highest amount of road fatalities, for over 2 years in a row.