Tag: epidemic
Macedonia Economy 16.02.21 | 19:16

Government adopts a new economic stimulus package

The Zaev Government adopted today an economic stimulus package that will be used to continue to prop up salaries in businesses that are hit hard by the recession. The package, a fifth of its type since the epidemic began, will amount to 159 million EUR. According to the Government press release, its...

Macedonia 16.02.21 | 18:20

Epidemic death toll surpassed 3,000

The Healthcare Ministry reported five Covid-19 deaths over the past day. The deceased patients include three people from Skopje (aged 58, 80 and 91), one from Kavadarci (73) and one from Prilep (62). The total death toll of the epidemic has now surpassed 3,000 and reached 3,003. The Ministry also informed...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 13:33

HIV: Six deaths and 29 new patients reported in 2020

There were 29 newly diagnosed HIV patients in Macedonia in 2020, and six deaths, reported the Healthcare Ministry. All new patients were male, and almost all of them were infected through their homosexual partners. There are 306 patients diagnosed with HIV in the country and 303 of them are receiving...

Macedonia 29.09.20 | 22:41

Three nurses are leaving one of the main Covid-19 centers

Three nurses submitted their resignations from the Infectious Diseases Clinic in a matter of a week. The clinic is one of the two main Covid-19 centers in Macedonia, and is at the front-line of fighting the epidemic. One of them, a chief nurse, explained her resignation stating that she is leaving because...

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...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 18:22

Daily coronavirus death toll spikes to six

The daily coronavirus report prepared by the Healthcare Ministry points to a higher than usual number of deaths – six over the past 24 hours, and 159 newly diagnosed patients. Four of the deceased patients were from Skopje, aged 77 to 86. One was from Gostivar (61) and one from Stip (76). One of...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 16:02

Seven coronavirus deaths in one day, the number of active cases estimated at 3,700

Seven patients died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, including a young man from Bitola who previously fought off leucemia. The other deceased patients are from Skopje (2), Makedonski Brod, Kicevo, Debar and Stip. Their ages range from 41 to 78, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. The Ministry also...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 18:51

Six coronavirus deaths reported in one day

Over the past 24 hours there were six new Covid-19 deaths reported in Macedonia – five of them were in Skopje and one patient is from Struga. There were also 129 newly diagnosed patients, out of 1,535 conducted tests. Of them, 45 were found in Skopje and 25 in Stip. It’s estimated that the...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 17:11

Daily coronavirus report: Three deaths, 123 newly diagnosed patients

Three patients died over the past 24 hours from the coronavirus epidemic, bringing the total death toll of the epidemic to 445. The deceased patients were aged 55, 61 and 67, and were from Skopje, Debar and Strumica. The patient from Strumica died in the local general hospital, while the other two patients...

Macedonia 20.07.20 | 17:08

Doctor Cibisev: We face a disaster because corona restrictions were lifted under pressure from lobbies and religious groups

Doctor Andon Cibisev warned that the coronavirus situation in Macedonia is now out of control because of the unprincipled reduction in the restrictions. Cibisev said that the restrictions were reduced largely to placate one religious group, and the results were devastating. Initially we were able to...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 15:55

Three patients died of the coronavirus

Three patients died in the past 24 hours from the coronavirus in Macedonia. Two of them died in Skopje’s “8th of September” hospital – both male patients, one aged 43 and the other – 72. In Stip a female patient died aged 76. This brings the death toll of the epidemic to...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 18:51

Six deaths, 147 newly diagnosed corona patients in Macedonia

The daily coronavirus report is again grim, with six deaths reported, and 147 newly diagnosed cases over the past 24 hours. Three of the deceased patients are from Skopje, and one each were from Kumanovo, Stip and Berovo. The patient from Stip was just 36. The other patients ranged from 59 to 78. This...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 14:16

Hospitals in Macedonia are on the brink as the second corona wave shows no sign of receding

Hospitals in Macedonia remain overcrowded with Covid-19 patients, to the point of being forced to cut down on providing other essential medical services. The “8th of September” hospital in Skopje, which handles the most serious coronavirus cases, has 130 patients – nine of them on...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 10:34

Surreal campaign video from SDSM – the party brags with its handling of the coronavirus on the day Macedonia suffered its worst toll

A surreal campaign video from SDSM was revealed yesterday, on the day when Macedonia suffered its by far worst death toll of the coronavirus epidemic. Fifteen patients were reported dead from the virus, and less than an hour after the grim news broke, SDSM posted its video in which top party officials...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 15:42

Fifteen dead in one day!

Macedonia suffered the worst single daily death toll of the epidemic, with 15 patients dying from the coronavirus in the past day. The worst death toll so far, also registered during this on-going Second Wave of the epidemic, was 12. Eight of the fatalities are from Skopje. Their ages are given as ranging...

Macedonia Health 29.06.20 | 15:56

With 12 dead, Macedonia suffers the worst daily death toll of the epidemic

The coronavirus epidemic caused the worst daily death toll so far, with 12 dead reported. The previous worst daily toll was 11, also set during the current Second Wave of the epidemic, largely caused by violations of social distancing restrictions during the month of Ramadan. The Healthcare Ministry...

Macedonia 11.06.20 | 13:30

One of the worst tolls of the epidemic so far – five deaths and 175 newly infected patients

The Macedonain Healthcare Ministry reported that Wednesday was one of the worst days in the coronavirus epidemic, with exceptionally high 175 newly diagnosed patients, and five deaths – which is also one of the worst tolls. Thee of the patients who succumbed to Covid-19 are from Skopje. They were...

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 13:08

Taravari: The epidemic is out of control

The coronavirus epidemic in Macedonia is out of control, said doctor Arben Taravari, who is the Mayor of Gostivar and a top official of the Alliance of Albanians. Taravari, who was Healthcare Minister in Zaev’s first cabinet, spoke to Euronews Albania to note that Macedonia currently has a higher...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 17:45

Healthcare Minister Filipce begins to downplay the risk of the epidemic

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce was promoting positions aligned with the leader of his SDSM party Zoran Zaev today, as he was insisting that the coronavirus epidemic is on the wane. Filipce insisted that the spike in newly diagnosed cases over the past days is due to several mass events where the virus...

Macedonia 12.04.20 | 11:09

Deutsche Welle runs an angry, divisive article about the coronavirus aid sent to Macedonia

An editorial from the Macedonian office of Deutsche Welle left readers scratching their heads whether the account has been hacked. The angry editorial signed by Ljupco Popovski, that was also shared via the DW Twitter account, politicized the medical assistance that Macedonia received over the past 10...

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