Tag: mask
Macedonia 19.02.21 | 17:26

Man from Veles died in police custody after a mask violation arrest

A 60 year old man from Veles died in police custody yesterday after being detained for not wearing a mask. Police officers claim that they were identifying the man and were about to cite him for walking without a mask, when he grabbed his identity card from their hands and tried to run. The officers...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 23:24

Parliament orders all citizens to wear masks even when alone in the open

The Macedonian Parliament adopted a law introducing a mask mandate even for citizens who are alone, in the open. The law was stripped of an even more intrusive clause that would’ve banned home gatherings with more than four visitors. After a tense debate, during which the idea to use police to...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 20:30

Government postpones its decision on the strict new mask mandates

The Zaev Government postponed its decision on the proposal that would’ve mandated wearing of masks in the open and would ban home parties and gatherings. The proposals were made by the Infectious Diseases Committee and reviewed by the Government today. But instead of their adoption, the Government...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 11:05

With strict new mandate set to go into effect, police fines over 600 citizens for not wearing masks

Police officers fined 608 citizens over the past 24 hours for not wearing masks. The mask mandate is about to become much stricter, with the Government expected to make their wearing mandatory even in open spaces by yourself. Until now, masks were mandatory in closed public spaces such as banks and supermarkets...

Macedonia 08.10.20 | 15:19

Tough new coronavirus restrictions include mask mandate in the open and ban on home gatherings

With the rapidly growing number of coronavirus infections, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced new restrictions, including the mandatory wearing of masks even in the outside, and a ban on grouping of people at home or in the streets in the evenings. The mask mandate will cover all citizens over...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 10:28

Police fines 785 citizens for not wearing masks

Police officers issued 785 fines to citizens who were not wearing masks over the past 24 hours. Wearing masks is mandatory closed public spaces such as supermarkets and banks, and also in open spaces with little room for social distancing.

Macedonia 05.10.20 | 14:28

Man from Skopje arrested for filming police officers who fined him for not wearing a mask in his car

A 52 year old man from Skopje was arrested on the Gostivar – Kicevo road yesterday morning, when he tried to record the police officers who stopped to cite him for a traffic accident. Police said that the man, identified as N.S. was cited because he and the several passengers in the car were not...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 15:55

Wearing masks will be made mandatory even in open areas

After days of dismal coronavirus statistics, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce warned that the Government will introduce new measures, including mandatory wearing of masks in the open. Masks are currently mandatory in closed spaces, such as supermarkets, banks and public transit, as well as in open spaces...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 11:04

Police fines 329 citizens for not wearing masks

Police officers have fined 329 citizens over the past 24 hours for not wearing masks where required. Masks must be worn in confined public spaces such as supermarkets, banks and post offices, as well as in open spaces where there is no room for proper distancing.

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 19:14

Woman detained after trying to vote with a mask emblazoned with the Star of Kutles

A woman from Skopje’s municipality of Aerodrom was removed from her polling station and briefly detained by the police after she tried to vote wearing a face mask emblazoned with the Star of Kutles/Vergina, Macedonia’s original symbol. She posted a video online, showing the arrest, after...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 12:28

Government ignores questions about its top official who was filmed in a packed mall without a mask

For days the Macedonian Government has ignored questions about the actions of its Secretary General Dragi Raskovski, who was filmed walking through the packed Skopje City Mall without a mask. The Government has decreed mandatory mask wearing and curfews and is fining citizens who fail to follow the restrictions,...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 11:21

Top Zaev lieutenant photographed going through the Skopje City Mall without a mask

Dragi Raskovski, the controversial Secretary General of the SDSM led Government, was filmed going through the Skopje City Mall without a mask. This is in direct violation of the often repeated Government decrees that citizens must wear masks while in confined public spaces where you can’t realistically...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 10:00

Fines for not wearing or improperly wearing face masks to be imposed

The Health Ministry and the Committee for Infectious Diseases are set to propose to the government on Monday that sanctions for failing to abide by the mandatory protective equipment measure are imposed earlier than planned, i.e. as of Tuesday, as citizens have been slow to implement this measure, Health...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 11:49

Order that citizens must wear face masks goes into effect

The Healthcare Ministry reminded the public that starting today, wearing of face masks is mandatory in all closed public spaces, as well as open spaces where citizens can’t keep the distance of at least two meters apart. All types of face masks, and items such as scarves will be acceptable for...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 10:15

Prilep textile companies will begin producing the much sought after breathing masks

Several textile companies from Prilep announced they will begin producing masks that are in short supply with the outbreak of the coronavirus. Simple disposable masks were used massively over the winter because of the huge air pollution levels, but all reserves were snapped up with the onset of the epidemic...

Macedonia 26.02.20 | 21:11

Mask prices go up six times as coronavirus scare grips Macedonia

With the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Macedonia, prices of masks commonly used to fight air pollution have soared. Before the virus scare, these masks could be had for as little as 50 denars (little under 1 EUR) each, and were in widespread use given the horrific air pollution levels in Macedonia...

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