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Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients in Romania discharged themselves from hospital

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A court ruling concluded, that holding patients with mild or else no symptoms in hospitals, was a breach of human rights. The total number of patients that discharged themselves was 624. All of these patients are positive for the virus, and therefore risk spreading the virus, the health minister, Nelu Tataru said.

To make matters worse for Romania, more than half of the 50,000 people in self-isolation since they returned from abroad, left their houses.

The country, which is considered to be one of the poorest country in Europe , yet it managed to control the virus due to a two month lockdown that ended on mid-May, now risks of having the virus spiral out of control. On Thursday, Nelu Tataru said that over the past 24 hours, there were 614 new cases, a daily record since the pandemic began.

The total number of cases since the pandemic began now stands at 30,789, while there were 1,834 deaths.

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