Tag: masks
News 11.03.21 | 10:12

Police fines 12 citizens for violating the curfew, 408 for not wearing masks

The Interior Ministry reported that 12 citizens were fined for violating the overnight curfew that was imposed yesterday evening. The curfew bans citizens from leaving their homes between 22h and 5h – with the exception of licensed business operators and international travelers. Additional 408...

Macedonia 05.01.21 | 17:45

Alternative demands fines for top SDSM and DUI officials who violated the mask mandate

The Alternative party called on the state institutions to respond after the leaders of both ruling parties, SDSM and DUI, proudly took pictures without masks. In the first instance, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was with his Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce no less, and their two sons, on a mountain road...

Macedonia 19.10.20 | 09:15

Draconian coronavirus restrictions sent to the Parliament for approval

The Government forwarded a proposal to mandate wearing of masks even when by yourself in the open to the Parliament. The proposal would also been family gathering with more than four visitors – practically ending the practice of celebrating Christian feasts. The proposals were made by the Infectious...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 12:40

Officers issued 869 fines for violations of the mask mandate

Police officers ramped up the issuing of fines for citizens who don’t wear masks. A total of 869 citations were issued over the past 24 hours, against citizens who did not upheld the mandate to wear masks in public spaces. As of tomorrow, the Government is expected to declare a much stricter mandate,...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 22:36

Health Minister assures parents that their children are safe wearing masks to school

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce assured parents of children in the first three grades of elementary school, who attend in-person classes, that the masks they are forced to wear for long periods of time are not dangerous for their children. Filipce said that ultimately the Ministry hopes to have all...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 11:47

104 people caught without face masks

In the past 24 hours, 104 people were caught without personal coronavirus protective equipment, i.e. face masks, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release on Wednesday. The Ministry is urging citizens to comply with government measures and protocols on protection against COVID-19, the press release...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 16:46

Wearing party branded masks won’t be allowed on election day

The State Electoral Commission will have a presentation of how voting will be organized during the coming elections, considering all the necessary safety precautions due to the coronavirus epidemic. The mock voting will be open to the press, who are urged to inform the public how the process would look...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 10:24

Police officers cite 478 citizens for not wearing masks

The Interior Ministry informed the public that it cited 478 citizens over the past 24 hours for not wearing face masks in confined public spaces. Citizens are required to wear masks in places such as banks, post offices and supermarkets, as well as in open but crowded spaces.

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 10:21

More than 24.000 citizens have been cited for not wearing masks

The Interior Ministry announced that 361 citizens were fined for not wearing masks over the past 24 hours. Minister Nake Culev said that over 24.000 citizens were fined or cited so far. Now that other restrictions have been lifted, the main focus on reducing the spread of the virus is on getting citizens...

Macedonia 21.06.20 | 11:00

Police officers cite 805 citizens for not wearing masks

Police officers cited 805 citizens for failing to wear masks in public spaces. According to the coronavirus regulations, masks must be worn in closed public spaces, such as offices, banks and supermarkets, as well as in open spaces where citizens can’t maintain distance – such as farmers’...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 11:09

Police fines 620 citizens who were not wearing masks

Police officers fined 620 citizens who were not wearing masks in confined public spaces. Wearing of masks is mandatory in indoor public spaces and in the open where citizens can’t maintain a proper distance. This includes banks, offices, buses and farmers markets. Additionally, the police issued...

Macedonia 11.06.20 | 12:39

With stronger measures off the table, police focuses on citing citizens who don’t wear masks

The number of citizens cited by police officers during the past 24 hours was again over 1.000 – the Interior Ministry reported 1.068 such cases. Masks have to be worn in all confined public spaces such as supermarkets, post offices and banks, as well as in farmers markets and other open areas that...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 11:11

Police campaign against citizens who don’t wear masks

Police officers cited nearly 1.000 citizens who were not wearing masks over the past 24 hours. With movement restrictions currently lifted, making sure that citizens wear masks in confined public spaces is the main focus of the police. This includes offices, banks, supermarkets, as well as farmers markets. Officers...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 11:35

Spasovski holds a masks optional pre-election event in coronavirus hit Kumanovo

As the ruling SDSM party contnues to push for elections in June, before the coronavirus has been put under control, the interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski held a campaign event in his native Kumanovo. Spasovski was distributing protective masks as SDSM party promotional material, and he wore a mask...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 20:05

SDSM campaigns in the midst of the epidemic, distributes packages with masks stamped with the party logo

Officials from the ruling SDSM party began distributing face masks in packages stamped with their party logo “We can”. Party official Mila Carovska herself posted a photo of an event she held in Skopje’s Karpos district. Despite recommendations to keep distance and reduce unnecessary...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 22:08

Government plans to reduce the curfew, re-open restaurants and cafes

The Government is raising the prospect of putting an end to the evening curfew. Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani said that with the dropping numbers of new infections it is possibly time to use different, milder tactics to fight the virus. Osmani, who comes from the ethnic Albanian representing DUI...

Macedonia 29.04.20 | 09:47

Over the May Day weekend people will be allowed to go out between 5 am and 2 pm, wearing masks mandatory

The Government decided at a session on Tuesday to restrict movement of people nationwide during the May 1 (Labor Day) holidays. On May 1, 2 and 3, i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, people will be allowed to go out between 5 am and 2 pm. The nationwide curfew will last from 2 pm up to 5 am the next day,...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 17:41

Surgical masks can be replaced with scarfs or shawls, says Filipce

The Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, says that there is no information that now there is an additional increase in the prices of the masks, but he will signal to the two competent inspectorates to carry out an inspection. He clarified at a press conference today that it is not necessary to wear a surgical...

Macedonia 27.04.20 | 10:19

Children over 14 must wear face masks

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 26.04.20 | 19:10

Minister Filipce says way too many citizens refuse to wear masks, wants fines to be issued immediately

The Healthcare Ministry will ask the Government to issue a decree tomorrow to begin fining citizens who don’t wear masks immediately. During his press conference today, Minister Venko Filipce said that he observed that many citizens fail to wear masks, as they were told, starting this week. I want...

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