Category: Health
Macedonia Health 17.06.20 | 17:11

Filipce expects the number of hospitalized patients to grow, hospitals reorganizing capacities

We expect admitted patients to outnumber those released in the next seven days and that is why we should withstand this wave. Afterwards we expect a drop in the number of hospitalized patients, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Wednesday. It is very important to have the situation under control and...

Macedonia Health 17.06.20 | 17:04

Over 2,000 cases registered in Skopje so far, of which 1,425 are still active

Of the 193 new COVID-19 patients registered in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 140 are from Skopje, the Health Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,137 cases have been registered in the capital by Tuesday, of which 1,425 are still active. Most active...

Health 09.06.20 | 17:31

Filipce calls for observance of coronavirus protective measures

Health Minister Venko Filipce has again called for observance of the coronavirus protective measures and strict adherence to the personal protective measures when going out. Let’s keep a 2-meter distance indoors and outdoors, avoid gatherings of more than two persons, compulsory wearing of masks indoors,...

Health 04.06.20 | 10:50

Current list of number of coronavirus cases in every city in Macedonia

The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Macedonia stands at 2,491. Currently there are 741 active cases. The largest number of case are registered in Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo, Prilep, Veles, Stip.

Health 02.06.20 | 12:39

Mass COVID-19 testing starts in five Shtip-based textile plants

Mass testing for COVID-19 has started in five textile factories in Stip, which have been shut down. The director of the city’s Public Health Center, Marija Dimitrova, said that about 200 textile workers are to be tested Tuesday. Two lab technicians from Kocani’s Public Health Center have come to...

Health 02.06.20 | 11:09

Institute of Public Health: A third of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

Up to one third of 89 COVID-19 cases confirmed on Monday involve people between the ages of 30 and 39, most of them women, according to the Institute of Public Health. Of the total number of coronavirus patients in the country, the largest percentage are over the age of 60 and the highest incidence is...

Health 29.05.20 | 16:34

Mass coronavirus testing of textile workers starts in Stip

The mass testing of textile workers from a plant in Stip, which is the latest coronavirus hotspot in Macedonia, started Thursday. Staffers from two other factories who took the same buses as the ones from where the infection spread are also being tested, as decided by the Commission for Infectious Diseases,...

Health 27.05.20 | 16:59

Four more textile workers in Stip test positive for COVID-19

Four new coronavirus cases among textile workers in Stip have been confirmed on Wednesday. The total number of workers positive for COVID-19 has risen to ten. The textile plant has been closed since Tuesday. Public health authorities said that six more COVID-19 swabs will be taken on Wednesday that are...

Health 25.05.20 | 17:07

Filipce: Coronavirus hasn’t disappeared, the situation is serious

In a Facebook post on Monday, Health Minister Venko Filipce expressed concern that despite the appeals of the health institutions to people not to hold mass gatherings, to observe measures for social distancing and movement restrictions, that didn’t happen during Sunday’s Ramadan celebrations in...

Health 22.05.20 | 20:49

Filipce: Kindergartens to open at onset of June, borders in mid-June

Health Minister Venko Filipce says the screening of kindergartens will end next week and the daycare institutions will open at the onset of June. Minister FIlipce told TV 24 that borders are expected to open in mid-June. Borders are expected to open in mid-June, this is a reasonable period for this...

Health 19.05.20 | 11:30

Filipce: Recovered COVID-19 patients can donate blood plasma to save lives

Health Minister Venko Filipce thanked Tuesday via a Facebook post recovered COVID-19 patients who have donated blood plasma to be used as therapy to treat other COVID-19 patients. I call on all people who can donate blood plasma to do so and save lives. Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can donate...

Health 15.05.20 | 12:56

Filipce: Public Health Institute conducts WHO behavioural insights survey related to COVID-19

The Institute of Public Health is conducting a survey on behavioural insights on COVID-19 aimed at improving the measures taken in response to coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Venko Filipce posted Friday on Facebook. Findings in the study, he said, will be used exclusively for scientific purposes...

Health 14.05.20 | 16:54

Filipce: Difficult to get air traffic back to normal

Health Minister Venko Filipce says it would obviously be very difficult to get air traffic back to normal. In terms of air transport, this is a legitimate dilemma. First, it depends on the policies to be pursued by airlines and states as regards airports. As things stand now, it would obviously be very...

Health 12.05.20 | 15:31

COVID-19 screening starts Wednesday, beginning with kindergarten staff

COVID-19 screening starts tomorrow, beginning with kindergarten staff, close to 2,000, in order to start preparing a protocol for the reopening of kindergartens, Health Minister Venko Filipce said Tuesday. PCR tests, he said, will be also used for the screening. PCR tests are helpful to identify asymptomatic...

Health 12.05.20 | 15:14

Filipce: Curfew remains in place

For now, there is no recommendation to the government to shorten curfew, however the possibility is not ruled out to discuss about this in the coming period given that it is recommended to gradually ease measures and companies to start operating, Health Minister Venko Filipce told Tuesday’s press briefing...

Health 12.05.20 | 12:24

Filipce thanks the nurses for their engagement in the fight against coronavirus

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Health Minister Venko Filipce congratulated International Nurses Day and thanked the nurses for their engagement in the fight against coronavirus. The nurses are providing care to everyone in the world. In the past, their work has been ever more difficult. We thank them...

Health 11.05.20 | 17:36

Health Ministry warns of fake email scam

The Ministry of Health warned citizens Monday that coronavirus misinformation, sent from a fake email address, are circulating in Macedonia. The Interior Ministry’s Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Department has been notified and is working on the case. The Health Ministry’s official email address...

Health 07.05.20 | 20:38

Kindergarten staffers to be tested during mass coronavirus screening, experts still discussing how to organize activities

A working group of experts from the Committee for Infectious Diseases and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy are discussing how activities at kindergartens will be organized. All kindergarten staffers will be tested as part of the mass coronavirus screening, set to be conducted starting next week,...

Health 05.05.20 | 18:00

Coronavirus screening tests to be conducted starting next week

Skopje’s Public Health Center and the Institute for Public Health are planing to carry out screening tests on coronavirus vulnerable categories of workers, such as healthcare professionals, kindergarten and nursing home staffers, Army members, police officers, bus and taxi drivers, etc, the Health...

Health 29.04.20 | 12:56

2,300 healthcare workers undergo COVID-19 training in past three weeks

2,300 healthcare professionals working at public heath institutions in Macedonia, have undergone in the past three weeks an interactive online training, as part of the Health Ministry’s “COVID 19 Response Training”. The training, developed by Project HOPE and the U.S-based Brown University, is...

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