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14 January 2021

14 January 2021

Skopje – The World Health Organization (WHO) handed over on Thursday a donation for North Macedonia’s Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Institute for Microbiology.

Skopje – COVAX vaccine will be coming very soon and healthcare workers will be among the first to receive the vaccine in line with decision of the Infectious Diseases Commission and the government, Jihane Tawilah, Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) North Macedonia Office, told reporters on Thursday.

Skopje – All the COVID-19 vaccines arriving in the country will be certified and safe. The application plan will be designed according to the distribution plan, said Venko Filipche on Thursday.

Skopje — Over the past 24 hours, 36 new people were admitted to Skopje’s Covid Centers for coronavirus-related complications, the Ministry of Health said Thursday. Thirty-six people were discharged from hospital, which brings the total of COVID-19 patients in Skopje infectious disease units to 306. Many are on oxygen support.

Skopje — A total of 718 people are in hospital for coronavirus-related complications in COVID centers in North Macedonia: 306 in Skopje and 412 in other parts of the country, the Ministry of Health said Thursday.

Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski met on Thursday with the six-member medical team set to take part March-September 2021 in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Skopje – To solve complex processes, such as the recognition of an autocephalous church, it takes time and we sincerely hope that soon the time will be ripe to right the decades-long wrong toward the Orthodox faithful in the country, says Archimandrite Parthenius, Abbot of the Holy Bigorski Monastery.

Skopje — After Parliament passes the Law on the Population Census, a nationwide headcount—the first one since 2002—will be held in North Macedonia in 2021 whether VMRO-DPMNE and its leader “like it or not,” SDSM MP Slavjanka Petrovska told a news conference Thursday.

Skopje – Starting January 21, the working hours of all hospitality businesses will be extended until 9 pm. Other measures remain in force, Health Minister Venko Filipche told reporters on Thursday when asked about the possibility of easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Skopje – Those working from home, whose number has greatly increased due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, need better protection, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report.

Kumanovo – As of Thursday passengers can enter Serbia without presenting a negative PCR test. A total of 1,657 passengers, including 1,240 Macedonian nationals and 417 foreign nationals, have entered the country via Tabanovce border crossing until 2 pm.

Kavadarci — Today marks the 115th anniversary since the birth of Kavadarci-born ethnomusicologist, folk music collector, traditional Macedonian and Albanian melody transcriber, folk singer, WW2 partisan and postwar Radio Skopje music programming director Vasil Hadzhimanov, MIA’s Kavadarci correspondent reports.

Athens – The development of bilateral relations after the Prespa Agreement, the latest developments in the region and North Macedonia’s European perspective were the topics discussed during Thursday’s meeting between Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.

Athens – Greece could be North Macedonia’s best ally, its best friend, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told a news conference Thursday in Athens alongside Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, who is paying an official visit to the Greek capital.

Storm Filomena, Spain’s worst winter storm in decades, has caused damages of about 1.4 billion euros (1.7 billion dollars) in the capital Madrid, according to mayor Jose Luis Martinez Almeida.

ITurkey started vaccinating health care employees against Covid-19 on Thursday using the Chinese-developed Sinovac jab.

Dhaka — More than 3,000 Rohingya Muslims were left without shelter after a fire broke out in one of the refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, an official said on Thursday.

New Delhi — At least 24 people have died after consuming toxic alcohol in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

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