MIA Flash


6 March 2021 

Skopje – North Macedonia is a valued friend and ally, and I expect us to deepen cooperation in the coming years. Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary of NATO accession. The United States highly appreciates North Macedonia’s contribution to NATO-led missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says in a letter to Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska.

Skopje – Prime Minister Zoran Zaev welcomes the ethical guidelines for professional reporting in online media developed by the Council of Media Ethics (CMEM) with the support of the OSCE mission to Skopje.

Skopje – Health Minister Venko Filipche said Saturday that there’s no need to impose additional restrictions at this point, but he doesn’t rule out possibility to do so.

Skopje – Health Minister Venko Filipche said Saturday that mass vaccination should start on Wednesday, and the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is to arrive this Sunday around 2 pm at the Skopje airport.

Skopje – The number of citizens asking for help at our clinics has significantly increased. Some people need psychological support due to increased anxiety, fear, concern, tension, uncertainty and sleep difficulties related to a family member with COVID-19 or the unpredictability of the current situation. We’re mainly dealing with different manifestations of anxiety or worsening of conditions they faced before. Parents are concerned about the increased anxiety in their children, behavior issues and they need advice how to approach them better, says director of the University Psychiatric Clinic Stojan Bajraktarov in an interview with MIA.

Skopje – A total of 795 people are treated for coronavirus-related complications in infectious diseases wards nationwide, the Ministry of Health said Saturday in a daily report on admissions in the past 24 hours. Of these, 492 patients are hospitalized across the country, while 303 in Skopje-based COVID units.

Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Saturday that 31 confirmed coronavirus patients have been admitted in the COVID centers in Skopje due to virus complications over the past 24 hours.

Skopje – In the past 24 hours, a total of 650 people were caught without face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Saturday.

Skopje – The Development Bank of North Macedonia has provided EUR 23.5 million for 2,053 users until March 5, i.e. for 96.7% of users who have been approved zero-interest loan applications for the ‘Covid 3’ credit line realized with financial support from the European Union via the EU4Resilience IPA Programme.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will join Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp in stopping his players from travelling for international football if they would need to quarantine on their return.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday warned against allowing the coronavirus pandemic to be used as an excuse to reverse the progress made on gender roles that keep women held back.

Pope Francis met influential Shiite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Saturday, on the second day of a historic visit to Iraq.

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