Tag: lockdown
World 26.11.20 | 10:58

Germany extends partial lockdown but plans an exception for Christmas

Germany‘s partial lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus will be extended through December 20, federal and state leaders agreed on Wednesday, after spending seven hours discussing the matter in a video conference. Although the current regulations, which have been in place for more than...

Balkans 05.11.20 | 17:00

Greece goes into three-week coronavirus lockdown

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that he has ordered a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The measure, which goes into effect on Saturday, is a reaction to an “aggressive” spike in infections, he said in a nationwide broadcast. During the lockdown,...

World 04.11.20 | 22:20

Lawmakers clear way for second England lockdown, starting Thursday

British lawmakers voted with an overwhelming majority for England to enter a second coronavirus lockdown on Thursday for one month. After several members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said they would rebel against their leader in the vote, lawmakers still approved the new national...

Macedonia 16.10.20 | 13:59

Zaev is against curfew and total lockdown

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is against total lockdown due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases, because, according to him, it will affect the economy. If the Commission for Infectious Diseases proposes measures that will really reduce the number of patients, we as a Government will accept them. But,...

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 07.06.20 | 11:38

Diseases committee meets to decide what next after the failed weekend lockdown

Sunday is the last day of the long Pentecost lockdown in Skopje, Tetovo, Stip and Kumanovo. The four cities were placed under curfew on Friday as Macedonia is going through a major second wave of the coronavirus epidemic. In other cities the curfew begins at 16h each day and this prompted a major flight...

Macedonia 05.06.20 | 10:22

Skopje and other large cities under coronavirus lockdown

Much of Macedonia is under a new weekend lockdown starting today. Four densely populated cities that have a major outbreak of coronavirus – Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo and Ohrid – are entirely locked down from Thursday evening, until Monday morning. In the rest of the country, citizens will...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 09:35

Government declares June 5 a non-working day amid lockdown

Friday before Pentecost (June 5) is declared non-working for all citizens, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy said in a press release. The decision was reached at a Government’s session on Wednesday to ensure full coordination in bid to contain COVID-19 spread.

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 20:49

Extended weekend lockdown, citizens banned from visiting cemeteries, except for funerals

The Government has accepted the recommendation of the Commission for Infectious Diseases and decided to restrict the movement for the coming extended weekend, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Wednesday. Curfew in all Skopje municipalities, Kumanovo, Lipkovo, Stip, Tetovo, Bogovinje, Brvenica, Tearce,...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 19:43

Lockdown possible in some municipalities

All analyses have shown that the virus’ spread is not uncontrolled. Today we discussed a possible enforcement of additional restrictive measures, but we agreed on seeing data over the next 2-3 days and then decide. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior should work more intensively on implementation of...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 09:55

Macedonia enters the second day of the Ramadan lockdown

The Ramadan lockdown continues today, for a second day in a row. Citizens are ordered to remain in their homes, unless they are working in essential businesses or have permits. The lockdown ends on Tuesday morning. It was introduced the prevent the large family gatherings over the end of Islamic month...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 11:45

The 42 hours long Ramadan Bajram lockdown has begun

A 42 hours long lockdown began on Sunday at 11h. It is put in place to reduce the threat of the spread of the coronavirus during the Muslim holiday Ramadan Bajram – Eid el Fitr. The lockdown ends on Tuesday morning. The Government was apparently under serious pressure from the Islamic community...

Macedonia 21.05.20 | 14:29

Culev: I am against a 58-hour lockdown, Government to decide at today’s session

The Minister of Interior, Nake Culev, said that this morning there was a session of the General Coordination Crisis Headquarters where the proposals of the Commission for Infectious Diseases were discussed, and that the government was expected to make a final decision regarding the measures for the extended...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 10:28

Police arrests 42 citizens violating the curfew as the Government disputes how extensive the coming weekend lockdown should be

Police officers arrested 42 citizens who were found outside without a permit during the evening curfew that starts at 19h. Meanwhile, the Government is set to meet today and discuss whether how extensive should the May Day lockdown be. Some in the Government are calling for a nearly four day long lockdown...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 18:09

Interior Minister Culev comes out against a drastic May Day lockdown

Interior Minister Nake Culev said that he opposed the proposal for a long, nearly four day lockdown over May Day. Culev said that the number of newly diagnosed cases is dropping and the need for such drastic measures, as seen over the Palm Sunday and Easter weekends is no longer there. The citizens are...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 16:48

Starting Thursday, the evening curfew will begin at 19h

The Government issued a decree that relaxes the evening and weekend curfew. As of Thursday, citizens can go outside between 5h and 19h every work day. Exceptions continue to apply to the elderly and the young – people over 67 can leave their homes between 5h and 12h, while those under 18 can do...

Macedonia 21.04.20 | 17:05

New plan: Shorter curfews, but citizens will be required to wear masks in all closed public spaces

The general curfew is expected to be made shorter, starting at 19h and ending at 5 in the morning, the Committee for infectious diseases proposed to the Government today. Additionally, the total weekend lockdowns will be abandoned in favor of a curfew that will start at 13h on Saturday and last until...

Macedonia 21.04.20 | 09:23

Longest nationwide lockdown ends

This morning at 5 am ended the longest 85-hour nationwide lockdown, which began on Friday at 4 pm. Over the past 85 hours, the police have detained several persons who did not respect the ban on movement and appropriate charges will be filed against them. As of today, the curfew continues as in the working...

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 11:16

Police arrests 92 citizens who were violating the lockdown

Over the past 24 hours, a total of 121 citizens were found in violation of the Easter lockdown, and 92 of them were detained by the police. Citizens are ordered to remain in their homes until Tuesday morning, unless they are essential workers or have a permit. The police also ordered 238 people to go...

Macedonia 19.04.20 | 11:43

Easter in lockdown

Orthodox believers celebrate Sunday the greatest Christian holiday, Easter – the Resurrection of Christ, the day when Jesus Christ proved his divine power and rose from the dead. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the weekend nationwide lockdown, Easter services will take place without the presence...

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