COVID-19: 175 New Cases, 18 New Cured Patients and five New Deaths

Over the past 24 hours, 175 new COVID-19 cases have been registered, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. It was added that the same period had seen 971 new people tested, 18 new cured patients, and five new deaths. The number of active cases in the country is 1,687. At a press-conference that day, Minister Venko Filipce said there were two new coronavirus clusters as a result of two big celebrations in Skopje in Ohrid. “Around 200 persons attended a family celebration in Ohrid, eight and 40 of whom are positive and in isolation, respectively. Also, around 100 people attended a family gathering  in Skopje, 14 of whom are positive,” he explained, adding that it was a big problem that in part of situations, people weren’t cooperative and give false information.