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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...

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...

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...

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’s President Stevo Pendarovski attends the UN’s General Assembly in New York

In the forthcoming days Stevo Pendarovski, the president of North Macedonia, will take part in the United Nations General Assembly in New York. On the 23rd of September, Pendarovski will address the attendees at the assembly's 76th session. The theme of this session is "Building resilience through hope - to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of...

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. 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...

NMacedonia’s Health minister: For the time being we do not plan new restrictive measures, but they are possible in autumn

For the time being, we do not plan new restrictive measures and we also do not plan to implement restrictive measures at the border crossings or prohibit the big public events in the country. New restrictive measures could be introduced in autumn, said Venko Filipche, the Minister of Health of North Macedonia. “If the unvaccinated become a hazard for the...

Some young people in North Macedonia during the coronavirus crisis managed to build successful businesses

During the coronavirus crisis, some young people in North Macedonia saw the opportunity to start their own businesses or to adapt their existing businesses to the new normal that was imposed by the restrictive measures against the coronavirus. The stories that were told to Meta.mk by Teona Mango, Goran Bakrevski and Darko Milevski, entrepreneurs from Bitola, are a shining example...

NMacedonia’s Health Minister: We cannot all suffer because someone doesn’t want to get vaccinated

Even though the vaccination isn't mandatory, we have been considering the possibility of introducing certain restrictions which would enter into force in September or October, if we experience yet another coronavirus wave. We cannot all suffer because someone doesn't want to get vaccinated. We cannot live in lockdown. The world has to function and that is why this vaccine...

Disinformation systematically undermining fight against COVID-19 in North Macedonia

The spread of disinformation about the coronavirus and the vaccines against COVID-19 during the pandemic is undermining the fight against the coronavirus, and the state has to take appropriate measures to deal with the disinformation. This, among other things, was pinpointed by the participants in the discussion "Fight Against COVID-19 Related Disinformation" organized by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of...

NMacedonia: New optimistic fiscal strategy with forecast growth of 5.4% and unemployment of 8.6%

The new Fiscal Strategy for the period 2022-2024, with projections until 2026, is carrying strongly optimistic forecast about the development of the economy of North Macedonia. The economic growth rates are planned to above 5% and the unemployment rate at only 8.6%. Also, the average salary is planned to grow with an average rate of around 4%, the gross...

Curfew in North Macedonia will be shortened, during Easter and Eid al-Fitr it will be temporarily lifted

At today's session, the Government of North Macedonia accepted the Commission for Infectious Diseases' proposals and adopted the changes with which, starting from tomorrow, the 28th of April (Wednesday), the ban on movement of the population and the vehicles throughout the country is shortened and instead of starting at 8 pm, it will start from 9 pm and last...

New 1 174 COVID-19 cases in North Macedonia discovered from 4 598 conducted tests, 42 patients die

The Health Ministry of North Macedonia informs that in the past 24 hours 4 598 tests were done and 1 174 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered. The biggest number of the new cases are from the capital Skopje – 430, and the city with second highest number of infections is Veles, with 81 new cases, followed by Kumanovo with...

New 1 402 COVID-19 cases in North Macedonia, 29 patients die

The Health Ministry of North Macedonia informs that according to the data provided by the Public Health Institute - PHI, in the past 24 hours 3 978 tests were done and 1 402 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered. Nearly half of the new cases are from the capital Skopje – 603, and the cities with second highest number of...

New 999 COVID-19 cases in North Macedonia, 24 patients die, 22% rise since past week

The Health Ministry of North Macedonia informs that according to the data provided by the Public Health Institute -PHI, in the past 24 hours, 3 627 tests were done and 999 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered. More than half of the new cases are from the capital Skopje – 539, and the cities with second highest number of infections...

Curfew again in North Macedonia – the streets were almost empty [Photo gallery]

The new curfew in North Macedonia in its first night, starting yesterday at 10 PM and lasting until 6 AM this morning, emptied the streets. The Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski visited several police points in Skopje. The night curfews, starting at 10 PM and lasting until 6 AM in the morning will take place until the 22nd of March. The...