Tag: corona
Macedonia 25.02.21 | 15:49

Mickoski: Government mismanagement led us to 3,000 deaths and 100,000 infections

During a meeting with doctors who work in Covid-19 centers, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski condemned the Government’s handling of the crisis. “The Government accused the opposition of spreading fake news early in the epidemic, that we don’t know what we are talking about, but...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 14:14

Number of coronavirus deaths spiked by 62.8 percent in the past week

With 70 coronavirus deaths over the pas week, Macedonia saw a significant increase of 62.8 percent compared to the previous week. Of the deceased, 65 were aged over 60 years and five were aged between 50 and 59. This is believed to be result of the spread of the British strain of the virus, which is...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 09:15

Number of coronavirus infections in Macedonia surpassed 100,000

The number of total registered coronavirus infections in Macedonia surpassed 100,000 this week. The epidemic has quieted down from the autumn and winter highs, but the fast spreading new British strain is beginning to push the number of patients higher again. Meanwhile, the total number of deaths surpassed...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 13:07

Chinese vaccines will arrive by the end of February, Zaev expresses gratitude to the Russian Ambassador for helping obtain the Sputnik vaccine

Some of the 200,000 Chinese coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Macedonia by the end of February, promised Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and talks are on-going to purchase 100,000 Russian Sputnik vaccines. We are signing contracts with all manufacturers and we expect them to arrive to the country soon....

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 12:48

Four Swiss residents arrested at the Skopje airport with fake coronavirus tests

Police officers at the Skopje airport detained four Swiss residents who tried to leave the country for Switzerland with fake coronavirus tests. The group included one person from Macedonia, one from Bosnia and two from Switzerland. They said that they purchased the tests “from a friend” for...

Macedonia 19.02.21 | 17:47

Citizens won’t be allowed to choose the type of their coronavirus vaccine

As the arrival of a shipment of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is expected by the end of the month, the Healthcare Ministry informed the public that citizens will not be allowed to choose the vaccine manufacturer. Macedonia currently has only a modest batch of Pfizer vaccines donated by Serbia, which are...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 21:11

Corona epidemic: Kavadarci is now the second worst affected city in Macedonia

As coronavirus numbers have dropped across Macedonia, Kavadarci is now the second most exposed city, after Skopje of course. The number of active cases has kept over 400 for a while, and lately reached over 500, well above all other cities of similar size. Mayor Mitko Jancev blamed the restaurants and...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 16:42

Over 100 healthcare workers vaccinated in the first six hours

By lunch time, over 100 medical professionals were vaccinated with the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Macedonia began its first modest round of immunization today, after Serbia donated 4,680 doses of the vaccine, with another shipment expected soon for a total of 8,000 doses. So far the vaccines are administered...

Macedonia 17.02.21 | 16:18

Daily corona report: 7 deaths and 347 new infections

A total of seven patients died from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. They include four patients from Skopje, aged 61, 69, 79 and 80, a patient from Kumanovo (80), Veles (66) and Prilep (61). This brings the total death toll of the pandemic in Macedonia to 3,010. The Healthcare Ministry also reported...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 19:23

Nearly 60,000 people in line for less than 5,000 vaccines

The official web site set up to have citizens register for vaccines is over 46,000 registrations, and additional 13,500 people registered through their general practitioners. Meanwhile, Macedonia has less than 5,000 doses of vaccines, delivered as a donation from Serbia. It’s unclear how the Government...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 17:35

Gjorcev: Macedonia has the worst coronavirus death rate in the world

Macedonia has the highest death rate per capita, and the fewest vaccines, said VMRO-DPMNE official Vladimir Gjorcev during a press conference today. He spoke as the number of citizens who died of Covid-19 is expected to reach 3,000, and as the first modest donation of vaccines from Serbia arrived to...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 15:38

Daily corona report: 5 patients have died, including a 40 year old from Kriva Palanka

Five patients, including a 40 year old from Kriva Palanka, died from the coronavirus infection in the past day. The other deceased are two patients from Skopje (aged 83 and 91), one from Gostivar (77) and one from Demir Hisar (65). The total number of deaths now stands at 2,971. The Healthcare Ministry...

Macedonia 12.02.21 | 09:33

Education Minister Carovska forced to isolate because of coronavirus contact

Education Minister Mila Carovska was forced into isolation after being in contact with a person positive on the coronavirus. The order comes at a time when Carovska is trying to prevent a renewed boycott of high-school education, where students demand to have their graduation exam cut in half, and to...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 15:52

Weekly corona report: 56 British strain cases found, along with other new variants

The genetics laboratory operating in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) and other labs conducting coronavirus tests uncovered 56 cases of the so-called British strain of the virus over the past week. The labs also found a number of new strains that were not found in Macedonia before,...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 11:12

Covid patient commits suicide in the main treatment center in Skopje

A 70 year old Covid patient committed suicide by jumping from the first floor of the 8th of September hospital in Skopje. The tragic event was reported this morning. The man was hospitalized on February 5th. The hospital treats the most severe coronavirus cases in Macedonia.

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 14:52

Daily corona report: 8 deaths and 199 new cases

Eight patients died over the past 24 hours from the coronavirus, the Healthcare Ministry reported. The deceased are two patients from Kocani (aged 70 and 74), and one patient each from Skopje (76), Resen (88), Kavadarci (77), Gostivar (70), Gevgelija (63) and Bitola (65). The total number of deaths since...

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 13:19

Corona report: Over 260 patients treated in Skopje clinics, capacity for 100 patients remains available

Hospitals in Skopje received 22 new coronavirus patients and dismissed 15 during the past 24 hours, and have over 260 patients. The two main Covid hospitals – the 8th of September hospital and the Infectious Diseases Clinic care for a total of 168 patients, and the Kozle children’s hospital...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 18:18

Major coronavirus outbreak among the staff of the Nephrology Clinic

Three dozen doctors, nurses and technicians from the Nephrology Clinic in Skopje have contracted the coronavirus, and several of them had to be hospitalized. It’s the worst recent hotspot of the epidemic in a major clinic. The clinic informs the patients that despite the outbreak, the work continues...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 17:09

Daily corona report: 7 deaths and 373 new cases

Seven patients died of Covid-19 over the past day, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The deceased include a 48 year old patient from Veles, two from Skopje (aged 72 and 84), one from Tetovo (73), one from Kicevo (65), Ohrid (65) and Debar (80). One of the patients was being treated at home. This brings...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 17:11

Daily corona report: six deaths and 350 new cases

A total of 20 patients were listed as deceased from the coronavirus today, but this number includes 14 who have died in the Zan Mitrev clinic during January. The reports issued by the Healthcare Ministry are sometimes skewed by the late reporting from public or private hospitals. The Ministry also reported...

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