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Inspection authorities close 22 catering facilities, detect higher product prices

The inspection authorities conducted a total of 7,637 field inspections from March 22-27 and closed a total of 22 catering facilities in Skopje, Kumanovo, Gostivar and Tetovo and detected 60 retailers unjustifiably raised prices of products, namely lemon prices.

Skopje, 30 March 2020 (MIA) – The inspection authorities conducted a total of 7,637 field inspections from March 22-27 and closed a total of 22 catering facilities in Skopje, Kumanovo, Gostivar and Tetovo and detected 60 retailers unjustifiably raised prices of products, namely lemon prices.

“The State Labour Inspectorate carried out a total of 748 controls and issued 13 decisions to employers who failed to comply with government measures. It determined that majority of employers obey the government measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19,” Magdalena Filipovska-Grashkoska, President of Inspection Council said at Monday’s press conference.

The Food and Veterinary Agency carried out a total of 367 inspections in the same period and identified certain irregularities thus imposing 19 measures for failure to deliver basic food safety training by authorized institutions.

The State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate, during this period, also carried out a total of 246 inspections and concluded that government measures were broadly respected. Inspectorate issued 2,774 permits for truck drivers providing necessary supplies.

The State Transport Inspectorate conducted 180 inspections and has not identified changes in inter-city transport as its intensity is reduced to 90%.

36 inspections have been carried out by the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (MALMED) and recommendations are being observed, Filipovska-Grashkoska said.

“The inspection authorities continue to work intensively. Anyone who fails to comply with the measures will be sanctioned as they are adopted primarily to protect public health,” Filipovska-Grashkoska noted.

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