Tag: Venko Filipce
Macedonia 08.05.21 | 10:32

Where were more than $6 million from the procurement of Chinese vaccines supposed to end?

Where were over 6 million dollars from the procurement of 200,000 Chinese vaccines through a Hong Kong shell company supposed to end, VMRO-DPMNE asks. We have presented documents showing that the Ministry of Health made an advance payment of 7,800,000 dollars to the shell company. If we take into account...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 17:44

Filipce to get the Covid-19 shot on Friday

Health Minister Venko Filipce is set to get the Covid-19 shot at the Skopje mass vaccination site in the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena on Friday. He said recently that he had no objection to taking the Sinopharm vaccine after 200,000 doses from the Chinese manufacturer arrived in the country few days...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 19:47

Filipce: Austria’s position is that no one is safe until everyone is safe

It is a great honor to have had the opportunity to meet Karoline Edtstadler, Austrian Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, said Health Minister, Venko Filipce, after the first donation of vaccines from the EU arrived in the country today. Today we received the first batch of Pfizer vaccines...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 14:12

More than 10,000 people to get Covid-19 shots daily, said Filipce

Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Thursday that next week six more vaccination sites are set to open across the country, allowing over 10,000 nationals to get inoculated daily. So far, a total of about 60,000 citizens have received shots, mostly elderly people over the age of 70 years and workers...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 12:03

Nikoloski: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Filipce only manipulates the public and takes motorcycle and helicopter rides

The Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE Aleksandar Nikoloski stressed in an interview with TV 24 that Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Health Minister Venko Filipce should resign. The Chinese vaccines were supposed to arrive today, but they did not and the public is witnessing another lie. It turned out to be...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 14:38

Another delay: Chinese vaccines to arrive by May 1 at the latest

According to the latest information, the Chinese vaccines are set to depart from Beijing to Istanbul on Wednesday (April 28), and from Istanbul to Belgrade on Friday (April 30), and then to Skopje using special cold-chain transport on Friday evening or early on Saturday (May 1), said Health Minister...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 15:35

Filipche: 20,000 Sputnik vaccines arrive, 10,000 Pfizer jabs expected today, 200,000 Chinese vaccines by month-end

The vaccination process is going well. The second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine is currently administered and 20,000 doses of the Russian jab for this purpose arrived yesterday morning, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. He pointed out that today 10,000 “Pfizer” vaccines are set...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 15:23

Commission for Infectious Diseases proposes curfew to be lifted for Easter and Bayram holidays

The Commission for Infectious Diseases has recommended the nationwide curfew be moved to 9 pm and restaurants, bars and coffee shops be allowed to work until 8 or 8:30 pm, provided they have outdoor seating, said to Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. The Commission also proposes to lift the curfew...

Macedonia 23.04.21 | 16:46

Filipce: MPs cannot choose which vaccine they will take

The Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, wrote on Twitter hat the MPs cannot choose which vaccine they will take, after the leader of the Democratic Union, Pavle Trajanov, reacted that the MPs at the last minute were given Sputnik instead of Pfizer vaccines. According to him, the reason for changing the...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 19:02

VMRO-DPMNE: Filipce predicted that there would be about 2,000 patients, and now almost 4,600 people died from the coronavirus

Grim record in Macedonia again! In the past 24 hours, the statistics of the Ministry of Health says that 39 people have died. Those are 39 families grieving. The incompetence of Filipce and Zaev costs lives, VMRO-DPMNE said on Thursday. The party says that Filipce will be remembered as a gravedigger...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 17:58

Alliance for Albanians and Alternative demand the resignations of Venko Filipce and Ilir Hasani

Following the pace of vaccination of the population in Macedonia and comparing it with EU countries, even those in the region, we cannot help but be concerned about what is happening in our country. We are becoming the first country with the highest mortality rate in Europe, and the last in term of vaccination,...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 16:57

Filipce: Pressure on hospitals easing, although many departments are not completely emptied

The coronavirus situation is calming down, the epidemiological curve is subsiding, and we see that in the number of newly diagnosed cases, they are decreasing for several days in a row, Health Minister, Venko Filipce wrote Thursday on Facebook following the regular morning meeting with the directors...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 21:05

Filipce: We don’t recommend the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60, those already vaccinated can get the second dose in Serbia

For now, we will not give the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under the age of 60 as there is a small number of thrombotic events caused by the vaccine, especially in younger people. Regarding the people under 60 who received the AstraZeneca jab in Serbia, we are waiting for response from the valid institutions...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 17:11

Filipce and the heads of the religious communities discuss the risks of gatherings of believers during holidays

Health Minister Venko Filipce, met Monday with the heads of the largest religious communities in Macedonia, to whom he told that the group gatherings of believers during the upcoming religious holidays pose a risk to the current coronavirus situation. Today I met with the head of the Macedonian Orthodox...

Macedonia 17.04.21 | 16:34

Models of the motorcycles of Filipce and Zaev set on fire during Saturday’s protest

During Saturday’s protest, models of the motorcycles of Prime Minister Zaev and Minister of Health Venko Filipce were set on fire. At the VMRO-DPMNE protest in front of the Ministry of Health, protesters demanded Filipce’s resignation for the death of over 4,200 people and the way he handles...

Macedonia 17.04.21 | 11:51

27-year-old boy gets new heart from donor in a second successful heart transplant in Macedonia

A few hours after midnight at the Cardiology Clinic, a 27-year-old boy got his new heart from a female donor of a similar age who passed away after a car accident. At 3:33 a.m. this morning, a 27-year-old boy got his new donated heart. This is the second heart transplant in the history of the country...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 13:07

Filipce: No need to order vaccines from Serbia’s Torlak Institute, 2.6 million doses already secured

The Minister of Health Venko Filipce will not order additional doses of vaccines from Serbia’s Torlak Institute which is about to begin producing the Sputnik V vaccine, nor from any other manufacturer, because as he said 2 million and 600 thousand doses have already been secured.  At this moment...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 11:56

200,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine to arrive in Macedonia on April 28

200,000 doses of the Chinese vaccines should arrive in Macedonia on April 28, Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Thursday. On Wednesday he informed that two batches of 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine should arrive in the country on April 19 and 26. Until Wednesday, 30 thousand vaccinated citizens...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 12:56

If necessary, the curfew will be extended after April 20

Answering a reporter’s question regarding the curfew, Health Minister, Venko Filipce, said Wednesday that if necessary, the curfew will be extended after April 20. Depending on the indicators, if necessary, definitely yes it will be extended, said Filipce.

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 12:27

Pfizer vaccines to arrive in Macedonia on April 19 and 26

Two batches of 10,000 Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19 will arrive in Macedonia on April 19 and 26, informed today the Minister of Health Venko Filipce, who added that they were obtained by direct agreement between the country and the company. Filipce also announced at a press conference that the vaccination...

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