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16 April 2021

16 April 2021

Skopje – The Ministry of Health said Friday that a total of 1,708 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals in North Macedonia.

Skopje – 17 people have been caught breaking the nationwide curfew on Thursday, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release on Friday.

Skopje – Dragi Rashkovski and Daniel Stanchev, suspects in the case of procurement of traffic software, have been brought before a pre-trial judge at the Skopje-based Criminal Court, it told MIA.

Skopje – Although hospitalizations have been slightly declining in the past few days, the situation is still serious and COVID centers are under a lot of pressure, Health Minister Venko Filipche posted Friday on Facebook after holding a meeting with heads of Skopje-based coronavirus units.

Skopje – A meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the leaders of the Albanian opposition Alliance for Albanians (AA) and Alternativa coalition, Zijadin Sela and Afrim Gashi, is set to take place in the Parliament on Friday at noon, the AA/Alternativa coalition told MIA.

Skopje – The Development Bank of North Macedonia has provided a total of EUR 44.1 million via the Covid 1, 2 and 3 credit lines to support over 4,000 companies and 36,802 workers, Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi’s office said in a press release on Friday.

Skopje – Situation in hospitals is stable and there is no large influx of patients in public health institutions across the country, with sufficient number of available beds, said Health Minister Venko Filipche on Friday.

Skopje – Demand for travel agencies’ services has dropped 80-100%, interest in travel is non-existent, while realization of bookings is uncertain due to the fact that countries change travel rules daily because of the pandemic. The sector has submitted three demands to the government and is set to join the protest staged by the hospitality sector on Tuesday.

Shtip — Despite its leaking roof and damaged floor, Shtip’s Kocho Racin Cultural Center has organized an art show to celebrate World Art Day. On display are drawings, screen prints, and watercolors by 16 local artists, the center’s director Goran Trajkov told MIA’s Shtip correspondent at the show’s opening on Thursday.

Brussels — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen celebrated her first Covid-19 shot on Thursday by posting a picture on Twitter of herself receiving the PFizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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