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Morgues fill up in Romania and Bulgaria amid low Covid vaccine uptake

Lack of confidence in government contributing to double-vaccination rates of just 34% and 22%

Romania and Bulgaria are recording the EU’s highest daily death rates from Covid-19, after superstition, misinformation and entrenched mistrust in governments and institutions combined to leave them the least vaccinated countries in the bloc.

“A village is vanishing every day in Romania,” Catalin Cirstoiu, the head of the Bucharest university emergency hospital, where the morgue is filled to overflowing with coronavirus victims, lamented this week. “What about in a week or a month? A larger village? Or a city? Where do we stop?”

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