Tag: Skopje
Macedonia 05.07.20 | 16:18

Illegal construction at the site of the recent cafe fire in Skopje

A few months after the Fountain cafe in Skopje’s central Mavrovka mall was set on fire, there are signs of intense construction on the ruins. The cafe was targetted with an RPG last year, and was burnt down in an intense fire that blasted windows across the mall. Now, the area is enclosed and there...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 11:07

Skopje and Ohrid airports open for international flights

The Skopje and Ohrid international airports open today. Macedonian citizens remain banned from visiting most of Europe, but none the less long lines were reported since morning at the Skopje airport, a number of mainly Wizz Air flights are scheduled to and from Germany, northern Italy, Sweden, Switzerland,...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 08:51

Skopje with most active COVID-19 cases

Of the 101 new COVID-19 patients registered in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 57 are from Skopje, Public Health Institute said on Sunday. A total of 2,498 cases have been registered in the capital, of which 1,699 are still active. The Municipality of Cair holds the ‘top spot’ in the capital with...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 20:52

Filipce expects Skopje hotspot to flatten next week

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Friday the COVID-19 hospitalization in the country is under 15 percent, other patients have mild symptoms and are treated at home, while the rest are asymptomatic cases. Under 15 percent of cases receive hospital treatment, others have mild symptoms and are treated...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 18:07

1,593 active COVID-19 cases in Skopje, most in Cair

Since the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, 4,820 cases have been registered in  Macedonia, of which 2,735 are still active, while a total of 222 people have passed away, the Health Ministry said in a press release Friday. Most active cases are currently registered in Skopje-1,593. The Municipality of...

Macedonia Health 17.06.20 | 17:04

Over 2,000 cases registered in Skopje so far, of which 1,425 are still active

Of the 193 new COVID-19 patients registered in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 140 are from Skopje, the Health Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,137 cases have been registered in the capital by Tuesday, of which 1,425 are still active. Most active...

Macedonia 16.06.20 | 14:54

1,323 COVID-19 active cases in Skopje, majority of which are registered in Cair

Of the new 134 COVID-19 patients registered in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 97 are from Skopje, the Health Ministry said in a press release Tuesday. According to Health Ministry statistics, a total of 1995 cases have been registered in the capital by Monday, of which 1323 are still active. Most active...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 11:48

Skopje Mayor Silegov turns a heating voucher program into a pre-election giveaway

City of Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that it will finally implement its voucher program for purchase of air conditioners at the start of next week. The program was planned for the winter, as the devices were meant to help reduce air pollution from burning wood and coal for heating, but the city...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 10:38

Nurses from hospitals across Macedonia sent to Skopje as the number of Covid-19 patients continues to spike

More than 50 nurses and two doctors from cities across Macedonia are sent to the two main clinics in Skopje tasked with caring for the most difficult Covid-19 cases. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that 54 nurses and the two doctors will be deployed to the Infectious Diseases Clinic and the 8th...

Macedonia 13.06.20 | 09:40

1,040 active Covid-19 cases in Skopje alone

164 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in Macedonia over the past 24 hours, 12 patients have recovered, while two have passed away, the Ministry of Health said Friday. Most of new cases are registered in Skopje (85), then Kumanovo (24), Debar (3), Stip (5), Prilep (3), Tetovo (18), Struga (5), Ohrid...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 12:46

Two dozen employees of the city of Skopje ordered into quarantine after a colleague was diagnosed with Covid-19

Employees working in a building that is part of the Skopje city hall complex are in isolation after one of their colleagues was diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Infomax news site reported that the incident prompted city hall to begin testing all employees who are having their temperature taken. A...

Macedonia 08.06.20 | 17:12

Government postpones its decision on whether to impose a new curfew for tomorrow

The decision on whether Macedonia will be exposed to a new round of evening curfews will be announced by the Government tomorrow. The Committee on infectious diseases proposed that the cities of Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo and Stip are placed under a curfew that will begin at 22h each evening. These densely...

Macedonia 07.06.20 | 14:23

Workers ordered to disinfect Ohrid after thousands of guests from Skopje descended during the lockdown weekend

Ohrid city authorities said they will thoroughly scrub and disinfect the city after the Pentecost weekend during which thousands of people from Skopje and other locked down cities flocked to Macedonia’s main tourist resort. The weekend lockdown strategy failed spectacularly, as tens of thousands...

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 | 18:52

Skopje evacuates as the lockdown is about to go into effect – worries that it will spread the virus to the countryside

The order to impose a three day lockdown on the capital Skopje prompted a massive evacuation. Streams of vehicles are leaving the city all day long, as people leave for their family or vacation homes in the countryside, or the resorts of Mavrovo and Ohrid. Weekend lockdowns will be lighter outside of...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 18:05

The virus spreads to two retirement homes in Skopje

Five coronavirus cases were discovered in retirement homes in Skopje, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. So far Macedonia has been spared major outbreaks in these facilities which have claimed many lives in other countries. The cases were identified in who privately owned homes managed by the same...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 10:15

Measures for whole of Skopje, not just putting Cair on lockdown, says Cair Mayor Ganiu

We took measures according to all recommendations given to us, what we had under our competence we as a municipality did our best, claims the mayor of Cair, Visar Ganiu, who went on Monday into self-isolation due to contact with an infected person. We were considered a municipality that had the least...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 13:48

US B1 bombers buzz Skopje in show of support

Two American B-1 bombers made a low overflight of Macedonia today, accompanied by Greek F-16 fighters. The planes buzzed the capital Skopje in a move that the US Embassy said was meant to show American support for “North” Macedonia. Two U.S. B-1 Lancers from Ellworth Air Force Base, South...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 19:43

Group armed with Kalasnikovs opens fire on a man in Skopje, no casualties reported

A serious incident was reported in Skopje’s Butel district this afternoon. Citizens are reporting that a gang opened machine gun fire on a person, who was left unharmed. The police identified the target of the mafia style attack as O.I., who said that two vehicles approached him and several men...

Life 21.05.20 | 11:35

Earthquake felt in Skopje

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale was reported at 12:43 am 760 kilometers south from Skopje, according to the Seismological Observatory within the Skopje-based Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics. The earthquake, with an epicenter in the Mediterranean Sea, measured 2-3 magnitudes...

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