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Economy Ministry to seek easing of COVID-19 safety protocols for economic migrants

The Ministry of Economy will ask the Commission for Infectious Diseases to ease safety protocols involving economic migrants spending their summer holidays in the country, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said Wednesday.

Skopje, 17 June 2020 (MIA) – The Ministry of Economy will ask the Commission for Infectious Diseases to ease safety protocols involving economic migrants spending their summer holidays in the country, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said Wednesday.

“The Ministry has put forward proposals and ideas on how the protocols should be prepared and what these protocols should regulate in different areas, because it is important for the national economy to welcome economic migrants this summer. But, we will respect the guidelines of the Commission,” he told a news conference answering a journalist question when asked whether economic migrants would have to be put in 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

We, the Minister added, will openly discuss health safety measures for the economic migrants to be taken by the authorities before the economic migrants arrive all the while allowing the national economy to function normally.

Economic migrants in the past few years are estimated to have spent in North Macedonia more than one million euros.

 

 

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