MIA Flash

MIA FLASH

18:00/October 29/2020

18:00/October 29/2020

Skopje – There is no need to declare state of emergency again. The measures being taken to help curb the spread of COVID-19 are aimed at fully protecting public health, concluded President Stevo Pendarovski, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Health Minister Venko Filipche.

Skopje — Considering long-term air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from Covid-19, President Stevo Pendarovski announced that North Macedonia’s Security Council members would convene again to debate about the situation with outside experts.

Skopje – The government is fully committed, with all its capacities at disposal, to tackling the COVID crisis, including the field of economy and healthcare, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said.

Skopje – In the absence of a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, there’s no better way to fight the pandemic than by abiding to protective protocols, practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and minimizing contact with others, President Stevo Pendarovski said after Thursday’s session of North Macedonia’s Security Council.

Skopje – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called claims that the Macedonian language and nation have Bulgarian origins ‘unacceptable’.

Skopje – There are quite enough hospital capacities and the entire Clinical Center has been mobilized, Health Minister Venko Filipche said Thursday.

Skopje — Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski has been admitted to the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Febrile Conditions with high fever, sources from the Ministry of Interior tell MIA.

Skopje – European Parliament rapporteur for North Macedonia, Ilhan Kyuchyuk said he expects the first intergovernmental conference by the end of the year, and he also expects bilateral issues to be resolved in a bilateral format.

Skopje – The fight against misinformation is ongoing, but the government, NGOs, media and institutions can’t fight it alone. Joint efforts and cooperation are crucial, concluded participants at Thursday’s panel discussion on different approaches in the fight against coronavirus-related misinformation, stressing the increasing importance of media literacy with the creation of the Internet and social media.

Paris – A man wielding a knife has been arrested in central Lyon after witnesses notified police, a police source said.

Moscow – Belarus’ embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko promoted the chief of Minsk’s police force, Ivan Kubrakov, to interior minister on Thursday, state media reported.

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