7 March 2021
Skopje – A first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine purchased by the Ministry of Health is to arrive in the country on Sunday via the courier DHL. Health Minister Venko Filipche and Russian Ambassador to North Macedonia Sergei Bazdnikin will receive the COVID-19 vaccines at the Skopje International Airport.
Skopje – North Macedonia’s economy is ranked 46th in the 2021 global economic freedom report prepared by Washington-based The Heritage Foundation.
Skopje – Justice Minister Bojan Marichikj took part in the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which is held in Kyoto, Japan.
Skopje – A total of 32,752 citizens living abroad have filled out the online census survey in the first week of the largest statistical operation, according to the State Statistical Office (SSO).
Skopje – Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will begin a working visit to Italy and the Holy See on Monday.
Skopje – The Ministry of Interior on Saturday has seized more than 500 kg of marijuana and detained three people in two separate police crackdowns on international drug trafficking rings.
Skopje – A total of 825 people are treated for coronavirus-related complications in infectious diseases wards nationwide, the Ministry of Health said Sunday in a daily report on admissions in the past 24 hours.
Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Sunday 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 613 people were caught without face masks, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.
Geneva – Switzerland is set to vote on Sunday on whether to effectively ban the wearing of burqas, the full body covering worn by some Muslim women, and other full-face coverings.
Baghdad – Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for victims of the conflict with Islamic State in the terrorist group’s one-time stronghold in northern Iraq.