Category: Lifestyle
Health 27.04.20 | 14:15

Blood plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients to begin on Tuesday

The treatment of COVID-19 patients with blood plasma is to begin on Tuesday in Macedonia. Moreover, Skopje-based City General Hospital ‘8 September’ will start using ozone therapy to treat patients affected by COVID-19, Health Minister Venko Filipce announced Monday. Blood plasma will be taken from...

Life 27.04.20 | 08:56

Sunny weather across the country, rainfall expected in the afternoon

Sunny and slightly overcast across the country, accompanied by moderate southwest winds. Rainfall and some thunder can be expected in the afternoon. Temperatures will range between 14C and 25C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 23C.

Health 24.04.20 | 11:42

Potential coronavirus drug has failed in its first test

An anti-viral drug has failed in its first randomized test, a setback for hopes to find ways to treat the new coronavirus, according to a report on Thursday. The Financial Times newspaper first reported on the draft study of the drug remdesivir, which was published accidentally by the World Health Organization...

Health 24.04.20 | 09:59

Filipce: Life won’t go back to normal, activities must be in line with measures

Life won’t go back to normal once restrictions are lifted and it will have to be organized differently. Preventive measures will remain in force until a coronavirus vaccine is developed, Health Minister Venko Filipce said Thursday in an interview with TV 24. Life won’t go back to what it was. Not...

Life 24.04.20 | 08:53

Sunny and slightly overcast weather

Sunny and slightly overcast across the country, accompanied by moderate northwest winds. Temperatures will range between 4C and 20C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 19C.

Health 23.04.20 | 20:44

Dokic: The coronavirus will be present for a long time and masks will become a part of our everyday life

Pulmonologist Dejan Dokic said in an interview with TV Kanal 5 that the coronavirus would be present for a long time and that we would have to adjust to that. The virus will be present for a long time. And we have to be aware that we need to slow down the natural flow of the spread. Because at one point...

Health 23.04.20 | 18:41

Filipce: Two-meter distance is all it takes to protect both yourself and the people around you

Let’s maintain a two-meter distance from others. It is all it takes to protect both yourself and the people around you, Health Minister Venko Filipce posted on his Facebook profile Thursday. Wearing protective equipment, Filipce wrote, such as face masks, scarves, bandanas, etc, inside as well as...

Health 23.04.20 | 16:33

Ban on movement in forest areas lifted as of Friday

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy Trajan Dimkovski, at the request of the National Forests Public Enterprise, has lifted the ban on movement in forest areas which was imposed on April 16, 2020. Change in weather conditions and spring vegetation growth have reduced the risk of open fires....

Health 22.04.20 | 14:40

Macedonian living in England to take part in coronavirus vaccine trial

Macedonian Borko Andreevski, who lives in England, will take part in coronavirus vaccine trial at Oxford University. In an interview with Telma, Andreevski confirmed that he had volunteered for the trial with a desire to help with the situation. He also explained that 500 young and healthy volunteers...

Life 22.04.20 | 09:39

Cloudy weather with rainfalls

Mostly cloudy with morning rainfalls, accompanied by light to moderate changeable winds. Temperatures will range between 9C and 14C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 11C.

Health 22.04.20 | 09:09

Filipce says wearing a protective mask would become a habit

Health Minister Venko Filipce says wearing a protective mask would become a habit, whereas the virus would not disappear after the first peak but linger until the vaccine is available sometime in 2021. The virus will not disappear. Countries are preparing for some form of a peak in the autumn. At that...

Health 21.04.20 | 14:23

Filipce: Smokers more vulnerable to COVID-19, they need to be particularly careful

When smoking a cigarette, fingers are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. This makes smokers more vulnerable to COVID-19, and they need to be particularly careful, Health Minister Venko Filipce posted on Facebook. In addition, he points out,...

Life 21.04.20 | 09:01

Rainy weather accompanied by strong winds

Mostly cloudy and rainy on Tuesday. It is expected to rain more than 25 liters of rain per square meter in certain areas, accompanied by strong southeast winds reaching up to 70 km/h. Temperatures will range between 7C and 13C. Similar weather in Skopje with temperatures up to 12C.

Health 20.04.20 | 17:39

Filipce: 200 patients recovered from coronavirus

Good news heralds an end of this trying period and together we will prevail, says Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. Writing on Facebook, he says that so far 200 patients have recovered after contracting the coronavirus. I’m happy for all those who have recovered, and I’m happy for their families...

Health 19.04.20 | 19:12

Filipce: The curve for the spread of the virus in our country shows that 10 people infect about 10 other people

The curve for the spread of the virus in our country shows that 10 people in the country infect about 10 other people, said Minister Venko Filipce in Sunday’s interview with “Deutsche Welle”. Answering the question whether it is possible to plan when elections will be held in the country,...

Health 19.04.20 | 18:46

Filipce: It is too early to say whether summer vacation plans should be put off

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Health Minister Venko Filipce announced that it is being considered to gradually reduce restrictive measures, but exactly when that will happen will be considered next week, when the Commission on Infectious Diseases summarizes the numbers of newly infected and will...

Health 18.04.20 | 13:14

Over 70 percent of COVID-19 patients from Skopje, Kumanovo and Prilep

The Public Health Institute said Saturday that 71.8 percent of the 1,117 COVID-19 patients in the country are located in three cities – Skopje (388), Kumanovo (311) and Prilep (103). COVID-19 cases have been registered in 21 cities across the country. The patients’ age ranges between 0-91 years,...

Life 18.04.20 | 10:39

Great Saturday, the day between death and resurrection

Great Saturday is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week in which Christians prepare for Easter. It commemorates the day that Jesus’ body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. On Great Saturday the Church contemplates the mystery of the Lord’s...

Macedonia Health 17.04.20 | 21:39

Antibody screening tests planned in middle or end of summer

Antibody screening tests are planned in our strategy, not now but in the middle or the end of summer, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Friday. We are planning to do the screening by age groups, sometime in the summer, in order to assess the immunity of people over the age of 65, school children...

Macedonia Health 17.04.20 | 21:04

Total number of recovered patients in our country stands at 139

It is good to see recovering patients on a daily basis. Today there are 18, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 139, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Friday. Minister Filipce confirmed the 36 new new cases and three deceased patients. The number of registered cases now stands at 1,117...

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