Tag: tests
Macedonia 14.04.21 | 09:49

There are no coronavirus tests, Filipce adjusts the numbers

After more than a year of the corona pandemic, the citizens cannot get an appointment for testing, accuses VMRO-DPMNE in a press release. The party reminds that the forecasts of the Minister of Health at the beginning of the crisis were about 2,000 infections, but now only the deaths are more than double...

World 04.03.21 | 11:06

German citizens will be able to get at least one free coronavirus test per week free of charge

Germany‘s coronavirus lockdown will be extended until March 28, but Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers have agreed to a path to opening up depending on infection rates. After hours of negotiations on Wednesday, they agreed to a step-by-step reopening strategy with an emergency brake system...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 12:48

Four Swiss residents arrested at the Skopje airport with fake coronavirus tests

Police officers at the Skopje airport detained four Swiss residents who tried to leave the country for Switzerland with fake coronavirus tests. The group included one person from Macedonia, one from Bosnia and two from Switzerland. They said that they purchased the tests “from a friend” for...

Macedonia 30.01.21 | 11:13

Ohrid ran out of Covid tests for paying patients

The Ohrid hospital has ran out of Covid-19 tests for paying citizens. Citizens from Ohrid and Struga who need to travel abroad are now forced to go to Bitola, Tetovo or Skopje to get tested, increasing costs and complicating their trips as the tests often need to be done just a few days before the trip.

Macedonia 26.01.21 | 10:55

Rapid corona tests made available at the Skopje airport

TAV Macedonia and the Zan Mitrev clinic have introduced rapid coronavirus tests at the Skopje airport. The move is meant to assure European Union countries, which are planning to tighten restrictions on arriving passengers. The clinic provided a testing vehicle where passengers can do a 20 minute test...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 23:04

Filipce: Coronavirus testing probably won’t be needed for travels to neighboring countries

We are currently making coordinations at the level of the neighboring countries, we are in a daily communication with Albania, Greece and Bulgaria on how the opening of the borders will take place. One of the proposals is next week to open borders for trips of family members or for official, economic...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 13:25

Tests reveal 37 new Covid-19 cases, most of them in Skopje, Kumanovo and Tetovo

The Healthcare Ministry reported no new deaths and 37 newly diagnosed cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours out of 508 tests that were conducted. The infected citizens were mostly concentrated in Skopje (12), Kumanovo (8) and Tetovo (7). The death toll stands at 113 and the number of confirmed cases...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 09:53

Two kindergarten teachers found positive to the coronavirus out of 1.340 tests

Two kindergarten teachers were found positive to the coronavirus during the mass screening conducted over the past days. More than 1.340 teachers and employees have been tested to determine when the kindergartens can open, in order to allow parents to also go back to work. One teacher in Skopje and one...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 13:23

Of 908 tested only one kindergarten staffer tested positive for Covid-19

Of the 908 tests as part of the kindergarten staff screening in Bitola, Skopje and Veles, only one staffer tested positive for COVID-19 in Bitola. Out of the tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 203 tests are part of the screening carried out in kindergartens in Veles and Skopje. They all came back...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 15:07

Taravari: Small number of coronavirus tests performed is intentional because they want to hold elections as soon as possible!?

The Secretary General of the Alliance of Albanians and Mayor of the Municipality of Gostivar, Arben Taravari believes that it is not a problem to go to the polls in 10 days, but due to the coronavirus, he believes that elections and campaigns should be in the period when the temperatures are highest....

Macedonia 08.05.20 | 12:00

Dr. Nikolov: In two days, over 10,000 tests were performed in Serbia, while in Macedonia only 400

Filipce says that the number of new coronavirus carriers has decreased, but the statistics also show an increase in the number of new cases, says Dr. Igor Nikolov from the EC of VMRO-DPMNE, emphasizing that in two days in Serbia over 10 thousand coronavirus tests were performed, while in Macedonia only...

Macedonia 12.04.20 | 13:56

Number of coronavirus patients grows by 68, most new cases diagnosed in Skopje, Prilep, Kumanovo and Struga

The Healthcare Ministry informed that there are 68 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases in Macedonia, based on 404 tests. Most of the new cases were reported in Kumanovo (18), Skopje (15), Prilep (14) and Struga (10). The total has increased to 828 patients. There are 69 patients treated at the Infectious...

Macedonia 03.04.20 | 14:40

Filipce forbids Acibadem Sistina to publish coronavirus test results, sends inspection at the hospital

The Ministry of Health, through the State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate, carried out Thursday inspection and control at the Acibadem Sistina hospital in order to determine whether the tests performed by this hospital are in accordance with legal regulations and standards, and whether they accredited...

Macedonia 02.04.20 | 09:49

Acibadem Sistina: The tests we are using are a key tool in the world for dealing with coronavirus

COVID – 19 IgG / IgM Rapid Test used at Acibadem Sistina hospital for the detection of the coronavirus (Covid-19) is manufactured in the Netherlands and is a rapid test used as a chromatographic test to detect IgG-IgM antibodies. The combined use of the IgG and IgM test can effectively detect previous...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 23:31

Health Ministry: Tests used at Sistina are different from tests of all other institutions

Regarding the media reports about the number of positive coronavirus patients tested in the Sistina Hospital, the Ministry of Health said that the tests used by the Sistina’s private clinic are different from the tests of all other institutions. Namely, these tests detect the presence of antibodies...

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 23:17

327 people were tested today at the Acibadem Sistina Hospital, out of which 54 confirmed positive for COVID-19

327 people were tested Wednesday at the Acibadem Sistina Hospital with the new rapid coronavirus test developed in the Netherlands, out of which 54 confirmed positive. Previously, in the period between March 28-31, a total of 485 people were tested at the Acibadem Sistina Hospital, out of which 34...

Health 26.03.20 | 18:07

500,000 face masks and 20,000 tests to arrive next week

A donation consisting of 500,000 masks and 20,000 coronavirus tests should arrive next week, Health Minister Venko Filipce said Thursday. Also, we received response from several donors, through the Norwegian government, for ventilators and they are expected to arrive in early April. We are waiting for...

Macedonia 20.03.20 | 11:55

Filipce’s honeymoon ends, they have no tests that’s why only 260 people have been tested

I will publicly ask, why only about 260 tests have been conducted so far? The answer is – because they have no tests. Only the most acute cases are being tested, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski in an interview with Deutsche Welle. The situation with the coronavirus has put the officials...

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 16:52

Mass coronavirus tests to be conducted in Struga and Skopje

Early detection of the disease is important in order not to burden the health system, Health Minister Venko Filipce said at Wednesday’s press conference, announcing that screenings are being carried out in Debar, Struga and Skopje. Early detection, screening according to epidemiological indications,...