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Health Ministry: 22 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Cured Patients and 2 Deaths

“Over the past 24 hours, 22 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed,” the Public Health Institute said on Tuesday. There were 533 coronavirus tests.  It was added that the same period had seen 50 cured patients, while two new deaths had been registered, that is, a 78-year-old patient from Skopje, and 77- year-old patient from Tetovo. There are 382 active ...

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Election Date Deal not Reached at New Leaders’ Meeting Either

The new leaders’ meeting, hosted by President Stevo Pendarovski on Monday, didn’t result in a deal on an election date either. The parties’ stands remained unchanged. SDSM insisted on elections as soon as possible, whereas VMRO-DPMNE believes that an election process can be held at the end of the summer because the citizens’ health is the priority. BESA and DPA ...

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Health Ministry: 25 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Cured Patients and 3 Deaths

“Over the past 24 hours, 25 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed,” the Public Health Institute said on Monday. More than half of them, 11, are from Skopje. It was added that the same period had seen 8 cured patients, while three new deaths had been registered, that is, a 60-year-old patient from Kumanovo, a 51-year-old patient from Skopje, and ...

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All Health Workers Involved in Fight against Virus to Receive Financial Support

On Monday, the Health Ministry said all health workers that were part of the fight against COVID-19 would receive financial support. Moreover, Minister Venko Filipce, said workers most exposed in the fight would receive a 20% increase for two months. The Association of Private Doctors welcomed the decision on the increase. However, it asked why general practitioners had been left ...

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President Pendarovski Declares new State of Emergency Lasting 14 Days

President Stevo Pendarovski has declared a new state of emergency, lasting 14 days, due to the COVID-19 crisis. As he said following the Security Council session on Friday, the reason for that is the implementation of the economic-social measures. Pendarovski added that he had consulted multiple experts. Relevant institutions are working in a coordinated manner, while the situation has improved, ...

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New Leaders’ Meeting to be Held Monday

The new leaders’ meeting will be held on Monday. President Stevo Pendarovski, who will once again be the host, considers that the chances of a deal are 50-50. According to SDSM, if the state of emergency is annulled after 14 days, the elections should be held within 22 days, that is, on 21 June. Party sources also mention 28 June, ...

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Reactions to President’s Stand on Kosovo-Serbia Issue

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says Macedonian counterpart Stevo Pendarovski “is courting the Germans” with his stand that he opposes correction of borders between Serbia and Kosovo. As Vucic points out, Pendarovski commented on the issue even though he’d asked him at the inauguration in Skopje not to talk about those topics because of the good relations between the two countries. ...

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Health Ministry Data on Coronavirus-related Cases over Weekend

“Over the past 24 hours, 30 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed,” the Public Health Institute said on Sunday. Most of them, 11, are from Skopje. It was added that the same period had seen 26 cured patients, while three new deaths had been registered, that is, a 57-year-old patient from Tetovo, a 58-year-old patient from Veles, and another patient ...

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Contagious Diseases Commission Draws up Election Protocols

Parties may have campaigns with rallies and from door to door, but face masks should be worn, a distance of 1.5 metres should be kept, and there should be frequent disinfection of hands. The Contagious Diseases Commission has drawn up the protocols for the election process, upon a request of the President and party leaders. Public address systems should be ...

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Derkoski: Time Once Again Needed to Process Citizens’ Personal Data

The State Election Commission (SEC) has put on paper the entire procedure that’s necessary to be carried out before parliamentary elections are held. Though most of the procedures had been completed before the start of the state of emergency, time is once again needed to process personal data of citizens, according to SEC President Oliver Derkoski. He said the SEC ...

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