Tag: coronavirus
Economy 21.10.20 | 09:54

Coronavirus crisis leaves about 15,000 people jobless by September

The corona crisis has brought new growth in the number of laid off citizens due to the economic problems faced by companies. Since March 11, when the pandemic actually started in the country, until the end of September, a total of 14,818 people were fired. This is shown by the data of the Employment...

Macedonia 19.10.20 | 18:07

The government is late with the measures, latest ones are waiting for more than 10 days

The numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Macedonia are growing daily. With yesterday’s new 428 cases, the number of patients reached 23,628, which is almost twelve times higher than what the Minister of Health Venko Filipce predicted at the beginning of the pandemic, of which 5,555 are active...

Macedonia 18.10.20 | 20:53

Dr. Danilovski: Curfew starting at 21 h needed

Urgent measures are needed to prevent a catastrophe. It is necessary to put some barrier that will stop the surge, warns Dr. Dragan Danilovski. He demanded strict restrictions and without sentimentality. That means curfew and not from 21h but maybe from 21h and restricting movement in some areas where...

World 18.10.20 | 11:02

France enters state of emergency as new virus case record shattered

France confirmed a record 32,427 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Saturday as the country reimposed a state of emergency due to the pandemic. France has been struggling with rising virus numbers for weeks, with concern growing about intensive care capacity in large cities such as Paris. The...

Macedonia 17.10.20 | 12:36

Strumica patient given medical assistance outside the hospital doors

A video sent by a reader from Strumica to the news portals “Faktor” and “Hashtag” shows that health facilities are overwhelmed. According to his claims, it is about the Strumica hospital, which due to the overwhelmed capacities, can not accommodate all citizens, so some are given...

Macedonia 16.10.20 | 09:14

Commission for Infectious Diseases to decide on new restrictions

Following the worst daily report on Thursday, with 535 positive tests out of 2,445 that were conducted, the Commission for Infectious Diseases will decide on new measures at a meeting today. Health Minister Venko Filipce said last night that they would include restrictions on public transport, operation...

Economy 13.10.20 | 13:22

State aid for companies for payment of salaries to employees abused, the authorities are silent

Complete silence from the institutions for the companies that abused the state funds intended to help them deal with the coronavirus crisis. It has been two months since the scandal rocked the private sector over the abuse of state aid for workers’ salaries as part of the economic measures to tackle...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 10:35

Government expected to adopt new measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus

The Government is to hold an online session on Tuesday to adopt new set of measures recommended by the Commission for Infectious Diseases in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus after the country has been recording a spike in new cases. The Commission recommendations include a ban on home gatherings...

Macedonia Health 09.10.20 | 18:38

Health Ministry urges citizens to be responsible, wear face masks and maintain distance

The Ministry of Health urged Friday all citizens to be responsible and conscientious, to observe the protection measures against the spread of Covid-19. According to the ministry, these are measures that protect our own health, but also the health of everyone around us – loved ones, parents, friends. Wearing...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 19:25

Epidemiological surveys of teachers who tested positive for corona will show how many students will go into isolation

The State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate is currently receiving data from schools with teachers who tested positive for the coronavirus, and after the epidemiological survey it will be known how many students will go into isolation, the director of the State Health Inspectorate Irinka Sotirova Buhova...

Macedonia 03.10.20 | 09:46

Filipce: Total lockdown is not a solution

Health Minister Venko Filipce, after yesterday’s meeting with the Mayor of Kocani, Nikolco Iliev, announced that the data from the survey questionnaires will be analyzed in detail to see the possible reasons for the huge increase in the number new Covid-19 cases. Total lockdown, he said, is not...

Macedonia 30.09.20 | 13:23

Macedonia remains a black hole: EU allows travelers from Rwanda but not from Macedonia

The EU extends the travel ban on travelers from Macedonia until at least 1 November. The large number of infections per day, as well as several deaths, forced the Union to extend the travel restrictions. Practically nothing has changed since last month, only the travel ban for both Macedonia and Serbia...

World 28.09.20 | 15:15

Coronavirus – an important scientific breakthrough in Hungary!

Scientists of the University of Szeged discovered a new infection mechanism of the COVID-19 virus. Anett Hudák, László Szilák, and Tamás Lehota found that there is another way in which the virus can get into human cells, which is useful information if one wants to develop a vaccine or provide proper...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 18:21

Two patients die, 152 new coronavirus cases registered in the country

Out of 1,630 COVID-19 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 152 new cases were registered. Also, there were two fatalities and 126 patients who have recovered, said the Health Ministry on Thursday. Most of the new cases were registered in Skopje-58, followed by Strumica-14, Kocani-18, Kumanovo-5, Debar-2,...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 18:24

Before blaming the citizens, Filipce himself should take responsibility for the coronavirus situation

Macedonia has been experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus for four months now, but according to the government and the Minister of Health Venko Filipce the situation was under control. However, finally at onset of autumn the government noticed that the four-month daily life with over 100 new...

Macedonia 20.09.20 | 22:32

First corona cluster in kindergarten after reopening: Children in Strumica kindergarten infect each other

The two children from the kindergarten in Strumica, who tested positive for Covid-19, most likely contracted the virus in the kindergarten. Despite initial claims that the two cases had nothing to do with the first infected child, epidemiological surveys completed this afternoon showed the opposite. The...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 13:35

Another child in kindergarten tests positive for coronavirus

A child tested positive for COVID-19 in the Strumica kindergarten. The test results arrived today, and the child has not been taken to kindergarten since Monday. At the moment, consultations with the epidemiological service on what actions to take in the kindergarten are underway, as well as how many...

Macedonia 16.09.20 | 11:51

Baby infected with coronavirus in a kindergarten, will Filipce bear responsibility?

A 15-month-old baby from the Skopje-based “13 November” kindergarten is the latest coronavirus case after the reopening of kindergartens on 9 September. Since the opening of the kindergartens, there have been three cases of infected employees in kindergartens in Skopje, Bitola and Sveti Nikole,...

World 07.08.20 | 12:38

Orban: When the vaccine is ready, we will have it

Hungary has ordered close to 5 million vaccine doses for the novel coronavirus under a European Union scheme to provide potential COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. When the vaccine is ready, we will have it, he said. The European Commission wants to strike deals...

Health 05.08.20 | 10:41

Coronavirus spread is decreasing, according to a report by the Public Health Institute

The basic reproduction number for COVID-19 in Macedonia, i.e. the expected number of cases directly generated by one case, has declined and now stands at 0.9, the Health Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. “According to the Public Health Institute’s weekly report for the period July 27 –...

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