Tag: restrictions
Macedonia 20.10.20 | 19:42

Government adopts new restrictions, hospitality facilities to close by 23 h, public administration to work online

The Government reviewed and adopted Tuesday the recommendations by the Commission for Infectious Diseases on restricting the working hours of all hospitality facilities by 23 h and limiting the number of passengers in public transport to 50 percent of the total capacity. The Government also adopted the...

Macedonia 17.10.20 | 10:58

New restrictions as of Monday, legal regulations to allow MoI and inspectors to fine home visits

Due to the high rate of new Covid-19 cases, the Commission for Infectious Diseases yesterday proposed new measures including a ban on all events, ordering all businesses to close by 23:00 h, and public transportation capacities to be reduced by 50%. The authorities assure that there are mechanisms to...

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 23.09.20 | 09:34

Government committee preparing draconian new corona restrictions

Wearing masks even when alone in the open, limiting the number of people that can be accomodated in restaurants and cafes as well as in public transportation and stricter enforcement are some of the measures that the Zaev Government is proposing as it begins to acknowledge the extent of the coronavirus...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 14:17

More calls for new restriction measures as the coronavirus epidemic continues to rage

Aleksandar Stojanov, head of the Institute for public health, joined in the announcements that Macedonia could face new curfews linked to the coronavirus epidemic. A similar announcement recently came from Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. After the “corona elections”, Filipce announces...

Macedonia 16.08.20 | 12:07

After the “corona elections”, Filipce announces new curfews and restrictive measures

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced new restrictions on movement, including a curfew, that may be proposed during the autumn months. Filipce said that these would apply in the regions with the highest percentage of infections. The Government lifted the evening curfew in June, when the ruling...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 11:48

Despite dire warnings from the US, Healthcare Minister Filipce insists there will be no corona restrictions

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce insisted that the Government is not planning to introduce additional restrictions on movement and other coronavirus linked measures. Filipce was asked about the projection by a US university that, if restrictions are not re-introduced, Macedonia can lose upto 1,800 people...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 17:59

Minister Filipce confirms we have a second Covid-19 wave, may propose new restrictions in the coming days

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce would not announce new restrictive measures today, but said that it could be announced on Wednesday or Thursday. Filipce was asked what is the Government preparing in light of the dramatic escalation of the coronavirus epidemic, that left Macedonia as the only country...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 22:34

Restrictions will be reintroduced if the infection rate goes up again

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the coronavirus restrictions that are being lifted today could be reintroduced later, if the number of infections and deaths spike up again. The Government ordered an end to the evening curfew, will allow restaurants to open their patio areas, and is...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 21:22

Malls and other businesses will be allowed to open tomorrow, with restrictions

A number of businesses will be allowed to open on Wednesday, as part of the plan to relax restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus epidemic. Businesses that deal with education, training, driving schools and outdoor sports training centers will be allowed to open. Shopping malls can also open,...

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 14:59

Epidemic committee concerned over spark in coronavirus cases, will not make new recommendations today

The Committee on infectious diseases will likely postpone its discussion on relaxing the coronavirus restrictions for tomorrow. Alsat TV reports that the spike in new cases reported over the past three days, with several dozen infections a day despite the reduced number of tests that are being done,...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 20:49

Fillipce: Coronavirus restrictions will likely still be in place during summer

I expect a repeated peak in the autumn because the coronavirus will not disappear. The situation could be even trickier then because there will be patients with seasonal flu who occupy the same departments that are currently used for the coronavirus patients. The entire world will be better prepared...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 12:23

Spasovski: No new restrictions on movement of citizens planned at the moment

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said that there are no new curbs on free movement being planned at the moment. The Government was given the power, under the state of emergency declared yesterday, to infringe on the rights of the citizens in order to better prevent the spread of the coronavirus,...