Category: News
Balkans 06.04.20 | 22:17

Serbia to start treating coronavirus patients with blood plasma therapy soon

Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic revealed on TV Pink that in about ten days, treating of coronavirus patients in Srbia would start with blood plasma therapy. We take blood from people who are cured and give that plasma by transfusion to people who are sick. The reason why we are only launching this...

Economy 06.04.20 | 21:36

Export of face masks limited, 20% of daily production to be stored

The government has decided on Monday that the amount of face masks exported from North Macedonia should not exceed 80% of masks produced daily. “Economic operators and manufacturers that export face masks are required to present a document proving that they keep in storage 20% of the amount of masks...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 21:00

Two more people from Kumanovo die from Covid-19

Two more people from Kumanovo have died from the coronavirus, the mayor of Kumanovo Maksim Dimitrievski told the “Top tema” show on Monday evening. Unfortunately, two more patients have died from covid-19 tonight in Kumanovo. This was confirmed by the Center for Public Health, Dimitrievski...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 20:23

18 children under age 9 diagnosed with coronavirus

According to Public Health Institute (PHI) statistics, a total of 18 children under the age of nine have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Macedonia, all of which are in stable condition and do not require extended stays in hospital, doctor Vladimir Mikikj from the PHI said at a press conference on...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 18:44

Macedonian nationals repatriated from UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

130 Macedonian nationals have returned to the country from London via Wizz Air flight on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release. The Embassy of Macedonia in London, the government’s General Secretariat, the Health Ministry and the Foreign Ministry helped Macedonian nationals stranded...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 16:49

Three dead, 15 newly infected and seven cured of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, 15 new coronavirus cases have been registered in the country. Cases were registered in Skopje – 4, Kumanovo – 8 and one each in Tetovo, Struga and Stip, the Minister of Health Venko Filipce informed at Monday’s press conference. Thus, the total number of Covid-19...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 16:28

Citizens are not allowed to move in public places in groups of more than two people

The Government has decided, upon a proposal by the Commission on Infectious Diseases and the Crisis HQ, to extend the curfew at the entire territory of the country as of Wednesday. On weekdays, citizens’ movement is prohibited from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following day. Persons over 67 years of age...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 15:17

New, much stricter curfew goes into effect on Wednesday

The coronavirus linked curfew will be made significantly stricter starting Wednesday. Citizens will be allowed out only between 5h and 16h. Elderly citizens, those above 67, will be allowed into the streets only between 10h and 12h, while those under 18 years of age will be let out between 13h and 15h....

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 15:08

Szijjarto: For us, it doesn’t matter what Zaev thinks of Hungary

Several journalists used the opportunity during the delivery of Hungarian medical assistance to Macedonia today to press both Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski on political issues. Some tried to get Szijjarto to discuss the fact that Hungary gave asylum...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 14:07

Szijjarto expects that Macedonia will open EU accession talks no later than June

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who is in Macedonia to deliver a package of aid to help fight the coronavirus, said that he expects the opening of EU accession talks to occur no later than June. Macedonia finally received the political approval to open accession talks, after years of obstruction...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 13:59

Mother and son found dead in their Veles apartment

A mother and her son were found dead in an apartment in Veles. Police is still not revealing much beyond the initial report. Local media say that neighbors have not seen the two for about a month and eventually sought help after terrible smell began to spread from the apartment. Prosecutors are working...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 13:53

Three more nurses test positive for the coronavirus in Kumanovo

Three additional nurses from Kumanovo tested positive to the coronavirus. The hard hit city already had 11 doctors and nurses from its general hospital sidelined because of the infection. Alfa TV reports that the newly diagnosed patients will have their contacts mapped out, to determine how badly the...

Economy 06.04.20 | 13:40

Mickoski blasts the Government for using its emergency powers to redraw the currency, adding the adjective “North” before Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski blasted the move from the SDSM led Government to use its executive powers, given to it because of the state of emergency, to order that the imposed name “North Macedonia” is added on the currency. There are many dubious decisions made by the Government,...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 13:23

Szijjarto: I’m here on invitation from Mickoski, who asked for our assistance

I’m here on invitation of VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, who asked for our assistance, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who delivered a significant package of medical assistance to Macedonia today. Szijjarto held a joint press conference with Mickoski, after delivering...

World 06.04.20 | 13:00

Hungary will speed up construction of the Budapest – Belgrade railway

Hungary plans to speed up construction of the Budapest – Belgrad railway, which is expected to be part of the major One Belt One Road initiative spearheaded by China. A contract to build the link was signed in 2014, but faced various bureaucratic hurdles. But now, pressed by the need to provide...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 12:47

Alsat: Three patients died from the coronavirus overnight

Three patients died from Covid-19 overnight, reports Alsat TV. Two of them are reportedly from Tetovo, and the third from Kocani. The Kocani case was already confirmed by the local Mayor. This would bring the total death toll of the epidemic in Macedonia to 21.

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 12:40

Interior Minister Culev welcomed Hungarian Minister Szijjarto and the shipment of medical aid

Interior Minister Nake Culev welcomed Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto to Macedonia today, as he delivered a large package of masks and medical protective gear to support Macedonian doctors and nurses. The situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic calls for cooperation, support and sharing...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 12:36

Joint press conference Mickoski – Szijjarto (LIVE)

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski holds a joint press conference with Hungarian Foreign Affairs MInister Peter Szijjarto. Szijjarto arrived to Macedonia today to deliver a package of 100.000 masks and 5.000 medical protection suits. The press conference will be available here.

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 11:57

Patient from Kocani died from the coronavirus

A man from Kocani has died from the coronavirus epidemic while being treated in Skopje. Kocani Mayor Nikolco lijev confirmed the news today, ahead of the scheduled Healthcare Ministry press conference where reports of newly infected and deceased patients are made. Ilijev said that he last spoke with...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 11:34

Mickoski: Gratitude to Hungary for sharing its medical reserves with the Macedonian people

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski expressed his gratitude to Hungary which today delivered a significant package of medical assistance to help Macedonia fight the coronavirus. VMRO-DPMNE has turned to its sister parties in Hungary and Slovenia to ask for assistance at a time when purchasing necessary...