Tag: corona
Macedonia 06.09.20 | 17:22

Three coronavirus deaths, number of newly infected falls below 100

Three patients died of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, while the number of newly infected patients dropped below 100. There were 92 positive out of 997 tests conducted in this period, most of them in Skopje (17) and strangely, in the small city of Delcevo (13). The deceased patients are a 41...

Macedonia 05.09.20 | 16:53

Five patients died of Covid-19

Five patients died of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll of the epidemic to 614. The deceased patients were a woman from Kumanovo (61), a man from Stip (81), two men from Gostivar (76 and 81) and a man from Prilep (53). There were 1,574 tests conducted over the past 24 hours...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 16:59

Classes will last 30 minutes, schools will remain open until 8 in the evening

The Education Ministry and municipal authorities announced the basic principles of the next school year. Elementary school pupils from grades one through three will be required to attend education in person, while for the higher grades, schools will individually declare their readiness to implement the...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 16:44

Three patients died of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours

Three patients died of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The deceased patients are a 61 year old man from Skopje, a 64 year old man from Kicevo and a 70 year old woman from Makedonski Brod. This brings the total death toll of the epidemic to 609. There were also 109 newly...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 15:29

No deaths reported, 166 new coronavirus cases found out of 1,756 tests

The daily coronavirus report contains no deaths from the illness, and 166 newly diagnosed cases. The new cases were found in 1,756 tests – most of them were in Skopje (46) and Kumanovo (17). The number of active cases is estimated at 2,191, indicating a continued decline. The most active cases...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 10:02

Milososki: SDSM and DUI are using the pandemic to cover up how unstable their majority in Parliament really is

The SDSM – DUI led coalition is using the coronavirus as an excuse to have the members of Parliament vote from home, said VMRO-DPMNE representative Antonio Milososki. He says that the actual reason for this is the slim ruling majority and the fact that several coalition representatives, such as...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 17:04

Two deaths and 145 newly infected patients over the past 24 hours

Two patients died of Covid-19 and 145 citizens were newly diagnosed with the infection over the past 24 hours. The Healthcare Ministry informed that the deceased patients are from Debar (67) and Struga (48). Their deaths bring the total death toll of the epidemic to 606. The 145 newly infected cases...

World 02.09.20 | 15:08

Hungary will allow tourists from other V4 countries in, provided they have a recent negative coronavirus test

Days after closing its borders for foreign citizens, Hungary relaxed the measures toward its V4 partner countries – Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Tourists from these three countries will be allowed into Hungary, provided they show a recent negative coronavirus test. Hungarian Prime Minister...

Economy 02.09.20 | 09:05

Banks consider a second grace period for debtors hit by the coronavirus crisis

As many companies are set to begin repaying their loans in October, the NBRM Central Bank proposed that commercial banks allow another extension until March 2021 for companies and individuals who are in difficult position because of the coronavirus epidemic. With the onset of the coronavirus, banks were...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 08:54

SDSM official tests positive to the coronavirus after meeting with Zaev and top Government members

Vlatko Andonovski, a local official from Makedonska Kamenica and an SDSM party activist who tested positive to the coronavirus, has been meeting with top party officials late last week. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, his deputy Ljupco Nikolovski, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and other officials were...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 22:04

Kindergartens set to open on September 9

Kindergartens will open on September 9, the Government announced today. In a statement, the municipal authorities are asked to find additional areas where children could be cared for, to make sure distancing protocols are upheld. Also, municipalities are ordered to add staff to the kindergartens where...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 17:32

Citizens of Gostivar alarmed after empty caskets were found dumped near the city

The public in Gostivar is concerned after several caskets were found at a dump site near the city. It appears that the caskets were of the type used to bury coronavirus patients and speculations are rife that it may have been a case where a supervised burial of a Covid-19 patient, that requires a hermetically...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 16:50

After two days of unusually low results, the number of newly infected patients spikes over 100 again

The number of newly diagnosed patients shot up to 115 today, after two days of unusually low testing and diagnosis reports. There were only 11 newly diagnosed cases yesterday out of just 450 tests, which rose suspicions in the public given that for weeks the number was above 100. The Healthcare Ministry...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 16:18

VMRO calls on Zaev and Angelovska to pay back the corona stimulus funds given to their companies

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the recently removed Finance Minister Nina Angelovska to return the money their companies collected from the coronavirus stimulus package which their Government put in place. Stoilkovski pointed out that Zaev’s Elenica...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 21:23

Minister Carovska offers different education options after protest by high school students

High school students took to the streets today to demand a combined model of online and in-person learning, instead of the current plans for exclusively online education. According to the Government’s plan, only children in the first three grades of elementary school would attend in-person education,...

Macedonia 31.08.20 | 17:20

Healthcare Ministry issues daily report showing a huge drop in newly diagnosed patients

Three patients were reported dying from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. The daily report also contained a notably low number of newly infected patients – just 11 cases were found out of also a low number of tests – 450. Macedonian normally has over 100 newly diagnosed patients a day...

Macedonia 30.08.20 | 23:35

Member of Parliament tested positive on the coronavirus, will still be allowed to vote for the Zaev Government

Kurir reports that a member of Parliament from DUI tested positive on the coronavirus. Given the extremely thin majority SDSM and DUI hope to have in the Parliament, for tonight’s vote on the new Government, a special protocol will be put in place to allow the representative to vote from a separate...

Macedonia 30.08.20 | 15:44

Four Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours

Four patients died and 39 were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. The deceased patients are two from Kumanovo, aged 43 and 66 and two from Skopje – aged 71 and 77. This brings the total death toll of the epidemic to 600. The 39 new cases were found among the 817 tests...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 16:27

Six Covid-19 deaths reported, Prilep and Delcevo among the worst hit cities with new infections

A second high casualty day was reported in a row, with six patients dying of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. The Healthcare Ministry informed that the deceased patients include two men from Prilep aged 54 and 78, two from Skopje (63 and 80), a man from Ohrid (56) and a man from Stip (82). This...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 14:50

Zaev expects the epidemic to get even worse during the next six to eight months

During his expose presenting the proposed new Government, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that the restrictive measures linked to the coronavirus will be enforced for the next six to eight months. The pandemic is likely to get worse. I call on all citizens to approach this with the utmost seriousness. You...

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