Tag: corona
Macedonia 06.06.20 | 18:45

SDSM Secretary General teases locked-in Skopje citizens with pictures showing him enjoy nature

After spending weeks orchestrating a propaganda campaign against VMRO-DPMNE in an attempt to blame the opposition for the major spike in coronavirus cases – a campaign that included a police raid against opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski – official from the ruling SDSM party busy today...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 16:27

Culev: SDSM is running a political campaign to shift the blame for the failed epidemic policies

Interior Minister Nake Culev spoke to Republika about the propaganda attacks he has faced from the ruling SDSM party as the coronavirus epidemic took a strong turn to the worse. SDSM quickly coordinated a series of public appearances in which its officials and supportive public commentators blamed the...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 16:07

Second corona wave: 125 newly diagnosed patients in one day, two deaths reported

There were 125 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases in Macedonia – which is one of the highest results of the epidemic – and two deaths. Most of the new cases were again diagnosed in the capital Skopje – 46, while the other three cities that are under a weekend lockdown also reported high...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 15:41

Minister Filipce urges infected citizens to cooperate with the surveys needed to map out new clusters

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce urged infected citizens to cooperate fully with doctors as they are surveyed for their contacts. As Macedonia is in the midst of a new coronavirus peak, greater than the one in April, it has been reported that many diagnosed patients refuse to cooperate with the mandatory...

Economy 06.06.20 | 15:32

Mickoski warns about the extent of the coming economic crisis

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned about the extent of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. Industrial production is down 33,5 percent in April and the number of workers in the industry is down 5,1 percent. Tax receipts in May are 40 percent below projections and 25 percent...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 14:29

Macedonian infection rates have approached peak Italian numbers

With 180 newly infected patients in a single day, Macedonia is approaching Italian numbers from the peak of the crisis, said former Minister and businessman Antoni Peshev. In a social media comment, Peshev compared the populations of Macedonia and Italy, which shows that 180 newly infected in a single...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 12:59

Shuto Orizari municipal authorities ignored coronavirus restrictions, put citizens at risk

A TV24 report from the municipality of Shuto Orizari north of Skopje reveals how municipal authorities have endangered the citizens. A campaign was meant to distribute new trash cans to the citizens of the poor, majority Roma area, but it was conducted with zero distancing. People crowded the area where...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 12:40

Government will pay 500.000 EUR to NGO groups linked to the ruling SDSM party under the guise of corona relief

The Macedonian Government used its emergency power to distribute 500.000 EUR to NGO organizations, many of whom have long politically supported the ruling SDSM party. The SDSM led Government significantly hiked the NGO budget, that goes mainly to left wing groups, quadrupling it to 12 million EUR a year...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 12:12

Police arrests 155 citizens for violating the curfew

Police officers arrested 155 citizens for violating the curfew on Friday. Four major cities – Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo and Stip – are under a full lockdown that started on Thursday evening and lasts until Monday morning, causing a major disruption. Officers also issued warnings to 50 other...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 15:34

Filipce and Karadzovski endangered the whole of Macedonia with the weekend lockdown order

Epidemiologist Toni Konjanovski accused the Government of endangering the entire country with its reckless weekend curfew policy. The Government ordered the capital Skopje and several other densely populated cities to go under a total lockdown for more than three days, which just prompted tens of thousands...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 14:32

After 48 days, first new Covid-19 case reported in Debar

After a month and a half, there is a new Covid-19 case diagnosed in Debar.The city was the first major hotspot in Macedonia and had t o be put under a complete quarantine, with police sealing it off from the rest of Macedonia, but by late April it was declared corona free. The first new case since then...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 14:08

VMRO asks Health Minister Filipce if he’s hiding Covid-19 cases, after differences between him and local officials emerge

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party accused Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce of trying to cover up coronavirus cases, after discrepancies appeared between numbers given by Filipce’s Ministry and local authorities. The director of the Stip hospital, who is appointed by SDSM and is a former SDSM member...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 12:58

Kanal 5 reports we are having another grim day with 160 newly infected coronavirus patients

Kanal 5 TV reports that the coronavirus tests conducted over the past 24 hours found 160 newly infected patients. If confirmed, this would be the worst daily toll since the start of the epidemic. Macedonia had only three days with the number of new cases in the triple digits before. The first was in...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 12:46

Doctor Manojloski: Holding elections now will lead to many casualties

Holding elections at this time will cause many casualties, warned doctor Goran Manojloski, a former member of Parliament for VMRO-DPMNE, as the ruling SDSM party insists that the elections take place on July 5. Macedonia has the worst death and infection statistics since the start of the epidemic, but...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 12:14

Police finds 591 violations of the order mandating the wearing of masks

Over the past 24 hours, police officers reported 591 violations of the regulation ordering citizens to wear face masks in confined public spaces. Additionally, 48 citizens were detained for violating the overnight curfew which was reintroduced after the spike in coronavirus cases. The police also ordered...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 11:12

Prosecutors go after bishop Agatangel

Veles prosecutors announced charges against bishop Agatangel, after he called on the faithful to freely come to the churches over the weekend and honor their deceased loved ones. Macedonia is under a renewed lockdown for the Pentecost weekend – major cities like Skopje are fully locked down, while...

World 05.06.20 | 10:32

Central European countries open borders

Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia open their borders starting today. The four countries determined that the coronavirus epidemic is sufficiently under control to allow an end to the restrictions on free movement. Citizens will be allowed to cross the borders without showing a coronavirus...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 10:27

Six nurses tested positive at one of the two main Covid-19 treatment centers in Skopje

Six nurses working at the “8th of September” hospital have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The outbreak is reported at the gastroenterology department. Ten additional healthcare workers were ordered to self-isolate and their test results are pending. The hospital is one of the two main...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 10:22

Skopje and other large cities under coronavirus lockdown

Much of Macedonia is under a new weekend lockdown starting today. Four densely populated cities that have a major outbreak of coronavirus – Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo and Ohrid – are entirely locked down from Thursday evening, until Monday morning. In the rest of the country, citizens will...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 23:27

Mickoski apologizes to the citizens, says SDSM is portraying him “as a terrorist” in order to distract them

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski apologized to the public for having lunch in a restaurant yesterday, which prompted an unprecedented police raid by a politically driven inspector and police officers. It’s unclear whether Mickoski violated the regulations – he himself said that he was...

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