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Pendarovski: Nationwide state of crisis to be declared

The Security Council has proposed that the government should declare 30-day, nationwide state of crisis, President Stevo Pendarovski said Thursday.

Skopje, 19 November 2020 (MIA) – The Security Council has proposed that the government should declare 30-day, nationwide state of crisis, President Stevo Pendarovski said Thursday.

The COVID-19 situation in the country is extremely serious, the President told reporters saying the situations isn’t any different in Europe and beyond.

Health Minister Venko Filipche, who was invited by the President to attend today’s meeting, informed the Security Council members about the resources at disposal in healthcare and their organization as a response to the pandemic. Also, PM Zoran Zaev briefed about current political developments.

The Security Council, held at the presidential Villa Vodno, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the measures and activities conducted by the competent institutions. In addition to the Council’s regular members, PM Zaev, Speaker Talat Xhaferi, Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, Minister Filipche was also in attendance. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski was not in attendance.

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