Tag: coronavirus
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 –...

Macedonia 04.08.20 | 09:52

500 citizens lost their lives due to the inability of Zaev and Filipce to deal with the coronavirus

Almost six months have passed since the Republic of Macedonia was affected by the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, and the Government led by SDSM and Zoran Zaev still have neither a strategy nor a way for the country to deal with the crisis, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release on Tuesday. Although...

Macedonia 25.07.20 | 09:02

Macedonia to reach a number of 10,000 coronavirus infections this weekend

Of 1,535 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 129 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Macedonia on Friday. Six patients have died, including five from Skopje and one from Struga. 109 recovered patients were registered. New cases were also registered in Kumanovo (7), Debar (1), Stip (25), Prilep (4),...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 15:34

Education Minister Ademi tests positive for the coronavirus

Minister of Education and Science Arber Ademi has tested positive for COVID-19. Minister Ademi informed via a Facebook post that he made the test after experiencing mild symptoms. I urge everyone to observe the protocols because of your health and the health of your loved ones. I wish everyone all the...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 11:47

VMRO-DPMNE: Due to the fake normality of Zoran Zaev, Macedonia became a black record holder in coronavirus mortality rate

Due to the fake normality of Zoran Zaev and SDSM, Macedonia became a black record holder in the region in terms of coronavirus mortality rate and infections per million inhabitants. Due to their incompetence in Macedonia, no one knows whether we are in the second or third wave, for the simple reason...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 14:20

WHO: Worrying coronavirus trends in the Balkans

Worrying trends of coronavirus infection are emerging in southern Europe and in the Balkan region, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said on Wednesday. While certainly in western Europe the disease has come under control, we still have some worrying trends in...

World 20.07.20 | 12:18

What will Hungary’s post-coronavirus economy look like?

Hungary’s domestic reopening officially happened on June 15th, and since then there has been a sort of return to normalcy. Bars are open, beachgoers are flocking to Lake Balaton, and many other tourist areas around the country are seeing a slow but steady uptick of visitors. Meanwhile, new Covid-19...

Macedonia 12.07.20 | 19:03

On a day with 136 new coronavirus cases, Filipce called on citizens to vote for “safe health” and SDSM

Out of 991 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 136 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the country. Six patients died and 123 people were registered by the Institute of Public Health as recovered patients, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Of the confirmed cases, 46 were registered in Skopje, followed...

Health 09.07.20 | 14:07

Filipce: Health protocols when voting easy to implement, need to be respected

The recommended health protocols to ensure safe voting process for all voters and participants in the election process can be easily implemented, they just need to be respected. The State Election Commission trained the members of the Election Boards how to implement safety protocols, Health Minister...

Macedonia 06.07.20 | 15:45

Filipce: Situation at borders monitored, measures to be undertaken if necessary

The increased number of new coronavirus infections in neighboring countries could lead to measures being undertaken at our borders, if there is an established risk for our health system, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. We have been discussing the rising number of cases in the neighborhood...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 20:43

Sekerinska: Our healthcare system is ready for the second coronavirus wave

We have prepared the healthcare system for every next wave of coronavirus, and with stable post-election institutions, a functioning parliament, a normal government in which there will be no ministers who block decisions or blackmail us with signatures, we will be able to fully protect the state, the...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 18:02

Idrizovo prison detainee tests positive for coronavirus

A detainee in Skopje’s Idrizovo prison has tested positive for COVID-19. Ten other inmates, who were in contact with him, have been placed in isolation. Idrizovo warden Bobi Mojsovski told MIA that the infected prisoner from Veles was on furlough June 24-25. On June 30, he complained of fever and was...

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 17:30

Macedonia fails to meet EU travel criteria

The EU Council adopted Tuesday a recommendation on the entry of third-country nationals in the Union as of July 1, with Macedonia failing to meet the epidemiological criteria, MIA reports from Brussels. Despite the European Commission recommendation to give all countries of the Western Balkans a green...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 20:48

Sekerinska: During the pandemic, we have shown that we know how to provide strong health care

The head of the candidate list of the coalition “We Can” in the fifth electoral district and the Vice President of SDSM, Radmila Sekerinska, was in Debar on Monday, where she met with citizens and business owners, after which she held a debate outside the headquarters of the SDSM branch. She...

Culture 29.06.20 | 16:20

Commission for Infectious Diseases approves protocol for organizing public events

The Commission for Infectious Diseases approved Monday the protocol for organizing public events, which was proposed last week by representatives of the association of musicians and event planners, Health Minister Venko Filipce said. Filipce told reporters after visiting Institute of Respiratory Diseases...

Macedonia 28.06.20 | 16:39

Numbers are not declining: 176 new Covid-19 cases

There were 870 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 176 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 80 patients have recovered, while 9 passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday. New cases were reported in Skopje-61, Tetovo-22, Struga-19, Shtip-14, Ohrid-14, Kumanovo-8, Gostivar-7, Kicevo-6, Prilep-5,...

Health 27.06.20 | 15:53

While Filipce assures that the health system is in excellent condition: Dramatic growth of new cases and deaths in past 24 hours

There were 1,086 tests performed over the past 24 hours, with 150 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 30 patients have recovered, while 9 passed away, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. New cases were reported in Skopje-93, Tetovo-12, Ohrid-9, Kicevo-8, Kumanovo-7, Resen-5, Prilep-4, Stip-3, Struga-3, Gostivar-3,...

Macedonia 27.06.20 | 12:31

Macedonia with Zaev is in a worse situation than third world countries

Setting free from Zaev will mean a more efficient fight against the coronavirus, says VMRO-DPMNE, adding that while Zaev’s government is pursuing politics, racketeering and shady deals, a record number of people in Macedonia are dying and getting sick. While Venko Filipce is making political calculations,...

World 19.06.20 | 19:04

Coronavirus was present in Italy in December, study says

The novel coronavirus appears to have been circulating in Italy two months before the first cases were detected, a study of waste water samples from the cities of Milan and Turin showed. Traces of the virus were found in waste water collected back in December, researchers at Italy’s National Health...

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