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Government of North Macedonia lifts COVID-19 restrictions at borders

The government of North Macedonia at yesterday's session accepted the recommendations of the Infectious Diseases Commission and the proposal of the Main Coordination Headquarters, and lifted the restrictions for the Macedonian nationals and foreign visitors entering the country to present COVID-19 certificates at border crossings, informs government's Press Service. Entry into the country so far was allowed to the citizens...

Truthmeter.mk: The vaccine does not change your genome and you do not become prey to a “transhumanist agenda”

Meta.mk republishes in its entirety Truthmeter.mk's fact-check: We are reviewing a Facebook post in which a video was shared by a Russian bishop, who said that “global elites want to wipe out 6 billion people.” He adds that world leaders marched under the banner of transhumanism. The post we are reviewing adds that Russia is at a historic crossroads before...

Truthmeter.mk: Why the Russian Sputnik vaccine is not yet approved In Australia?

On the eve of the Australian Open tennis tournament, it became evident that some of the tennis players vaccinated with two doses of Sputnik vaccine, from the Russian manufacturer Gamaleya Research Institute, will not be able to participate in the tournament, because this vaccine is not approved in Australia, writes Truthmeter.mk Meta.mk republishes this fact-checking article in its entirety below:   Russian...

Health Minister Filipche: There are no ways to sanction administration workers who refuse to vaccinate, measure not effective for now

The mandatory vaccination of the health workers and the public administration workers in North Macedonia is something that will not be implemented for the time being, because we reached a conclusion that it will open serious issues regarding how someone that opposes the vaccination process will be sanctioned, Health Minister of North Macedonia,  Venko Filipche, says. "Therefore we shall wait...

Psychologists in North Macedonia confirm: COVID-19 pandemic caused various psychological problems among students

The COVID-19 pandemic has a serious impact on young people's mental health. Even though in the start the move to online learning seemed harmless, yet the long period with lack of socializing is taking its toll. Two and half months since the start of the school year with physical attendance, Meta.mk spoke with school psychologists in North Macedonia about...

North Macedonia envisages that public sector employees come to work with negative PCR test or certificate of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

In North Macedonia, all the pubic sector employees i.e. the central administration employees, the employees of the local self-government units, all the state institutions, will have to come to work with a certificate for at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or with a negative PCR-test results, done at their expense. If they don't have any of the confirmations...

NMacedonia Health Minister: COVID-19 numbers rising, vaccination statistics in downfall

We have been witnessing an increase of the new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. The percentage of the new cases last week rose by 25% in comparison with the week before. The R0, the contagiousness factor, is also increasing, which is an indicator that there will be a shift from the stable epidemiological situation that we had...

In last two days in North Macedonia 9 009 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered

In the past two days, a total of 9 009 vaccines were administered in North Macedonia. Out of the total, 1 873 were a first dose, 1 580 were administered as a second dose and 5.536 citizens got the third dose. By the 2nd of November, total of 806 781 citizens of North Macedonia were vaccinated with at least one dose,...

Over 200 000 COVID-19 cases in North Macedonia since the beginning of the pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 200 000 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in North Macedonia. The statistics of the Ministry of Health for the last 24 hours shows over 500 new cases. The 3 622 conducted tests in the last 24 hours discovered 511 new cases, most of them from Skopje – 247, and the city with second...

The number of COVID-19 deaths in North Macedonia surpassed 7 000

The Health Ministry of North Macedonia informed yesterday afternoon that since the start of the current pandemic, 7 021 people died form COVID-19 in the country. In the previous 24 hours, 11 new COVID-deaths were registered, including a 35-year old patient from the city of Prilep. However, in the same time period three previous COVID-19 deaths were reported by the...

Truthmeter.mk: The vaccines are functional, but no one claims they are 100% effective

Meta.mk under the cooperation agreement with Truthmeter.mk republishes its debunking of disinformation spread among the Facebook users in North Macedonia: Both unvaccinated and vaccinated people can become infected and transmit the virus, although the difference in the outcome of the disease can be very different for the two groups. However, the greatest risk of transmission is among the unvaccinated, which...

Truthmeter.mk: The PCR tests are not poisonous

Meta.mk under the cooperation agreement with Truthmeter.mk republishes its debunking of disinformation spread among the Facebook users in North Macedonia: The PCR test is just a simple plastic swab with a cotton ball on top, which is used to collect samples from the nose and throat and then process them in a laboratory. It does not contain toxins, it does...

North Macedonia starts administering third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Health Ministry of North Macedonia informs that starting from today, the medical workers will be inoculated with the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as people over the age of 60 and the immunocompromised people. The third dose is administered at least 6 months after the administration of the second dose. During the past week, the public...

Number of deaths from COVID-19 in North Macedonia surpassed 6 500

The latest COVID-19 statistics in North Macedonia tell about 491 new diagnosed cases from 3.747 tests performed. As a result of the disease, 16 people died, informs the Ministry of Health in its latest regular press release. Nevertheless, there are 6 more deceased persons reported, who died last week. With this, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in...

North Macedonia, 15-year-old girl dies from COVID-19

The Ministry of Health of North Macedonia informs that a 15-year-old girl from the village of Selce, in the Tetovo region, died today at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in the capital Skopje. "The patient was brought to the Infectious Diseases Clinic with a very serious manifestation of the infection, 13 days after the symptoms first appeared. Before being hospitalized,...

North Macedonia imposes tougher entry and exit measures at its border crossings

From today, anybody - be it a foreigner or a national - wanting to enter or exit North Macedonia at any border crossing, will have to show a vaccination certificate against COVID-19, with two doses of the vaccine administered or COVID-19 recovery certificate for the past 45 days or a medical certificate with a negative PCR test made 72...

Dr. Stojanov: Аnalysing why North Macedonia is having 20 to 30 COVID-19 deaths daily is a must!

It is crucial to conduct an analysis and find out why the number of deaths from COVID-19 is high in North Macedonia. We have been dealing with the pandemic for a year and a half, but the number of deaths is still high, says epidemiologist and former director of the Public Health Center Skopje, Dr. Aleksandar Stojanov. According to...

Dr. Panovski: The school year should start with blend model, both online and with physical attendance

It's a risk to start the new school year with physical attendance since there are a lot of people who weren't vaccinated, said Dr. Nikola Panovski. He considers that if a more serious issue happens to one child chaos will ensue in North Macedonia since the situation is very sensitive. According to him, a blended education process will have...

Dr. Stojanova- Atanasovska: COVID-19 has been increasingly attacking the children in North Macedonia

At the doctor's surgery "Mediko Marija" every day there are patients who are complaining of issues typical for stomach viruses, but later it proves to be COVID-19, says Dr. Vesna Stojanova - Atanasovska, a general medicine doctor. According to her findings in the last period, more and more children and teenagers are complaining about issues that, after the tests,...

Dr. Aleksandar Stojanov: Even the vaccinated people should avoid any gatherings

The vaccine is protecting against COVID-19 and life is easier with it. Last summer we didn't have any vaccines, and now when we do have them, there isn't much interest in them. What is very important now is that people should get vaccinated, including the children older than 12, says Dr. Aleksandar Stojanov, an epidemiologist and former Director at...