Tag: corona
Macedonia 31.08.21 | 19:36

Doctor Panovski: Schools will probably have to switch back to online classes in a few weeks

Microbiologist Nikola Panovski warns that having all children attend in-person classes is not sustainable with the current rate of coronavirus infections. Macedonia is undergoing a major new wave in the epidemic, but still the Government insists that most children begin classes in person, starting tomorrow. I’m...

Macedonia 31.08.21 | 18:46

Debar hospital will have to open additional Covid wards

Bali Alili, head of the Debar general hospital, informed the public that the additional space opened up for Covid patients is now full, and that more departments of the hospital will have to be converted into Covid wards. We now have 38 patients, and 33 of them require oxygen support. The out-patient...

Macedonia 31.08.21 | 17:24

Female corona patient who was filmed fleeing the Gostivar hospital has been discharged

A female coronavirus patient from Gostivar was discharged from the hospital after she was filmed fleeing through a window. Despite strict orders that patients must remain in their rooms, the patient kept walking through the corridors, and eventually popped out to a near-by bakery after being unsatisfied...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 21:44

EU closes its borders – Macedonia is removed from the “safe list”

The European Union announced it will close its borders for Macedonian citizens, as the number of coronavirus cases spiked over the past weeks. Macedonians have been able to travel to EU countries since the lull in early summer, but unrestricted travel led to a huge spike this month. The EU is also closing...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 21:39

Three new Covid-19 wards will open in Skopje

Three clinics in Skopje will reopen their Covid-19 wards. The Dermatology Clinic and portions of the clinics for neurological and heart diseases will be turned into new coronavirus centers as the number of patients continues to grow quickly. The Infectious Diseases Clinic, which is part of the same larger...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 17:31

18-year old boy with cerebral palsy is the youngest Covid patient in critical condition

An 18 year old boy with cerebral palsy is the youngest patient fighting for his life from coronavirus infection. He is treated at the 8th of September hospital, whose director Hristijan Kostov warns that the number of young patients is growing and the speed with which condition of patients deteriorates...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 16:53

Parents won’t be allowed into the schools, children will be kept at a distance

The Healthcare Ministry issued the protocols meant to protect children from the coronavirus as the school year is about to start on September 1st. The protocols include a ban on parents entering the schools – except for parents of special needs children. The schools are required to designate patrols...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 15:11

Boki 13 contracted Covid-19 in prison

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, the key defendant in the major Racket scandal, has been infected with coronavirus while in prison. Boki 13 is sentenced to nine years in prison, and is charged in a second trial, over using his connections to the ruling SDSM party to extort money from businessmen. Jovanovski’s...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 14:51

89 percent of all new Covid-19 patients were unvaccinated

The Healthcare Ministry informed that of a little over 14,000 citizens who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past three weeks, 83 percent were unvaccinated. Of those who are hospitalized, 89 percent are unvaccinated. The Ministry also warns citizens who overcame the virus not to rest easy, since there...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 10:47

One year old baby among the coronavirus patients in Debar

A one year old baby is among the coronavirus patients infected in Debar. Local authorities say that the number of young patients, in their 20ies and 30ies, is growing, and that there are 269 cases identified during the month. Of them, 33 are currently being treated, and the most serious cases are forwarded...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 09:21

Retailers and other businesses say their revenue is cut in half due to the coronavirus restrictions

Association representing shopping mall retailers, cafe and restaurant owners and tourism companies demand that the coronavirus restrictions are relaxed and cite their quickly dropping revenue as reason. Retailers say that their revenue has dropped by 40 percent and that the number of shoppers is down...

Macedonia 25.08.21 | 13:34

Six patients died of Covid in Tetovo, including a 21 year old

Gzim Nuredini, the Covid coordinator for Tetovo, said that the city lost six patients over the past 24 hours, including a 21 year old man. The city is especially badly hit by the epidemic, which was spread during the summer months because of the mass arrival of emigrants from all over Europe –...

Macedonia 25.08.21 | 13:31

VMRO-DPMNE: The vaccination PR campaign is used to buy off the media

The Government’s campaign to promote vaccination will cost 300,00 EUR but uses photographs lifted from a stock photo website worth 20 EUR, said the VMRO-DPMNE party. This and other issues with the campaign raise questions about the point of the campaign, the opposition party said. The money from...

Macedonia 24.08.21 | 13:02

Number of fully vaccinated citizens surpasses half a million

A total of 14,712 vaccines were issued in clinics across Macedonia yesterday, nearly all of them as a first dose. The Healthcare Ministry informs that so far, 1.17 million doses were issued, and 503,401 citizens have received their booster shot. This amounts to between a third and a quarter of the total...

Macedonia 24.08.21 | 12:32

Doctor Panovski urges the Government to drop its plan for fully in-person start of the school year

Microbiologist Nikola Panovski called on the Zaev Government to drop its plan to begin the school year with full in-person teaching. Despite the fast rising number of deaths and infections, the Government currently insists that the school year will begin in-person for nearly all children and in all schools,...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 15:16

Over 700 citizens hospitalized with Covid, no spare beds in Tetovo and Gostivar

The number of citizens hospitalized with COvid-19 rose over 700, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said. General hospitals in the hard hit Polog Valley region have 200 patients – 110 in Tetovo and 90 in Gostivar, and they frequently require treatment of their most severe cases in Skopje. Besides...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 15:05

Zaev and Filipce begin a pro-vaccination campaign, threaten doctors who sow doubt in the vaccines

The Zaev Government announced the start of a public relations campaign meant to get the citizens to take the vaccine. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce also announced that the doctors who criticise the vaccines will be dealt with through the Medical Chamber. Zaev and Filipce presented the slogans of...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 10:10

Gostivar becomes Ground Zero for the new coronavirus pandemic wave

Gostivar Mayor doctor Arben Taravari warned that the city is in a dire situation as it is flooded with coronavirus cases. The situation is so bad that the Healthcare Ministry is even considering quarantine. The number of patients surpasses the hospital capacity. This Delta strain is far more infectious...

Macedonia 22.08.21 | 18:18

Corona report: 14 deaths and 882 new cases

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 14 patients died of the coronavirus infection over the past day. There were four deaths in Skopje and Tetovo, and three in Gostivar. The deceased were aged between 49 and 84.  There were 882 newly diagnosed cases, out of 6,591 tests in total. Skopje has 333 new...

Macedonia 22.08.21 | 16:08

Gostivar hit by a tsunami of coronavirus cases

Doctors in Gostivar warn that the city is facing a tsunami of coronavirus cases, Alfa TV reports. The local general hospital is filled to capacity and even as the most serious cases are sent to Skopje for treatment, many of those left in Gostivar are also in difficult condition. The Polog Valley is hardest...

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