Tag: Venko Filipce
Macedonia 26.08.21 | 19:52

Filipce meets with British Ambassador Galloway

Minister of Health Venko Filipce met on Thursday with the British Ambassador to Macedonia, Rachel Galloway, and discussed the pandemic, vaccination, the scope of immunization, as well as the new virus wave. The Minister wrote on Facebook that at the meeting they expressed hope that inoculation would...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 17:47

So far the state has no plan to introduce free PCR tests at schools, 65% of staff vaccinated

The state has no plan or recommendation to test students for Covid-19 ahead of September 1 when schools open or during the new school year, the way some countries are introducing free PCR tests for children. Health authorities have been “gathering experiences from European countries and will review...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 12:54

Filipce: Parents can request their child not to attend in-person classes, school to decide whether to give consent

Following the decision the start of school year on September 1 with in-person learning, the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, says that parents can ask the school for non-medical reasons for their child not to attend in-person classes, and the school will decide whether it will give consent or not. In...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 10:17

Zaev and Filipce do everything to destroy the economy, but nothing to reduce the number of infections and take care of patients

Despite the fact that the fourth wave is underway in Macedonia and there are more than a thousand cases daily, Venko Filipce and Zoran Zaev are without a compass, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release. The party says that not only is there a large number of new cases each day and the opposition and experts...

Macedonia 17.08.21 | 10:21

VMRO-DPMNE: Filipce admitted that the measures are out of place

Venko Filipce and Zoran Zaev woke up from their winter sleep and it occurred to them that it was not okay that only vaccinated people could enter cafes and restaurants. It occurred to them that the measures were out of place, that they were discriminatory and fascist. The citizens told them that when...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 12:45

People entering or exiting the country to be required to present negative PCR test or vaccination certificate

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Monday that at the morning meeting with the Commission for Infectious Diseases, an additional measure was discussed, namely all citizens coming in and going out of the country will be required to provide a vaccine certificate, a negative PCR test or proof that they’ve...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 12:11

14-day quarantine to be required for people returning from Afghanistan, says Filipce

14-day quarantine will be required for all people returning from Afghanistan in the meantime, Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Monday. As he explained, this measure will be proposed to the Government and will be discussed at Tuesday’s session. Afghanistan was discussed this morning and two...

Macedonia 14.08.21 | 14:50

Only ten percent of new Covid-19 cases are vaccinated

Of the 3,497 who tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week, 3,047 were not vaccinated, meaning that only ten percent are inoculated and those treated in hospitals are in stable condition, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Saturday. According to him, the number of newly diagnosed and hospitalized...

Macedonia 14.08.21 | 14:06

Filipce: Recovered Covid-19 patients will be able to enter bars and restaurants

As of August 16, those who have recovered from COVID-19 can enter outdoor areas of bars and restaurants, besides the vaccinated population, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Saturday. According to the decisions of the last government session, unvaccinated people will not be able to enter venues or...

Macedonia 12.08.21 | 10:14

Filipce implements fascist-like measures

VMRO-DPMNE says that Venko Filipce and Zoran Zaev have clearly shown the citizens that they are not good at anything, not even to take care of the health of the people. On the doorstep of the fourth corona wave, instead of encouraging the citizens to get vaccinated, they are introducing discriminatory...

Macedonia 02.08.21 | 21:53

Filipce: So far, five firefighters have sought medical help

The medical teams from Kocani and the surrounding municipalities are fully mobilized, as well as the team from the Skopje Clinics if intervention is needed, the Minister of Health Venko Filipce told NovaTV. So far, a total of five firefighters have sought medical help, but they have no burns or more...

Macedonia 31.07.21 | 15:59

Filipce: It’s obvious new variants will appear, a third dose of the vaccine might be needed

It’s obvious Covid-19 will continue mutating into new strains, making it very likely that the delta isn’t the last variant of the virus, Minister of Health Venko Filipce told reporters in Gevgelija on Saturday. Filipce informed that there is an increase in the number of newly diagnosed patients,...

Macedonia 28.07.21 | 18:04

Possible restrictions for unvaccinated people to be discussed in August, says Filipce

We have no alternative to enforcing some restrictions. Measures for unvaccinated citizens, aiming to protect the entire population, will be discussed more thoroughly in August, Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Wednesday. We have seen in the past years what it means to have no vaccine for a disease,...

Macedonia Health 20.07.21 | 13:08

Filipce: We cannot all suffer just because someone does not want to get vaccinated, possible restrictions in fall

Vaccination is not compulsory but we are contemplating the introduction of certain restrictions as of September or October if we face another wave. We cannot all suffer just because someone does not want to get vaccinated. We cannot live in a bubble and this is why the vaccines are here – to bring...

Macedonia 17.07.21 | 17:45

Filipce faces a tirade of criticism following a Facebook post

There is a total of 505, mostly negative comments on a Facebook post by the Minister of Health Venko Filipce in which he says that there is a fundamental difference between SDSM and VMRO DPMNE. The post in whic Filipce writes that while they were not sleeping, fighting the crisis, VMRO-DPMNE woke up...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 18:07

Filipce: Couple of variants present in the country

Prevention principles are the same regardless of the variant – masks, distancing, hands’ disinfection – because we cannot live in a bubble. Citizens must have this in mind and consider this as a matter of their health, both when it comes to vaccination and prevention, said Health Minister Venko...

Health 09.07.21 | 14:37

Filipce: No need for new restrictions, focus to be put on vaccination

The coronavirus situation in Macedonia is currently stable and there’s no need for additional restrictions. Lockdowns were enforced when we didn’t have access to vaccines. Now that we do, we should put focus on the vaccination process, Health Minister Venko FIlipce said on Friday. Filipce announced...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 15:02

Filipce: The pandemic could last until 2024, that is why it is important that as many citizens as possible get inoculated

There are predictions that the pandemic could last until 2024. But that does not mean we should and must remain closed. This means that it is important for as many citizens as possible to get inoculated, Health Minister Venko Filipce said on Wednesday. He added that it was not known if there would be...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 12:04

VMRO-DPMNE: Urgent measures needed to prevent the spread of the Delta variant in Macedonia, enough of Filipce’s empty phrases

Venko Filipce and the Commission for Infectious Diseases should immediately adopt measures to prevent the spread of the new Delta strain of the coronavirus.The country must not allow a repeat of the situation with the second and third wave, where there were thousands of infected citizens a day and dozens...

Macedonia 06.07.21 | 12:23

Filipce: Start of school year will depend on several factors

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Tuesday that now it is too early to say whether there the start of the new school year will be postponed. The start of the school year, as he said, will depend on several factors, and will mostly depend on the epidemiological situation in the country. In any case, the...

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