Four new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus and the total number of people infected is 13, informed Health Minister Venko Filipche. All four are form the region of Debar and are connected to the couple who were diagnosed on the 6th of March upon their arrival from Italy. The woman is in a critical condition and she might be put on a respirator, said Filipche.
Because of this, the government decided to declare a crisis in Debar and Centar Župa which means the western part of the country will be quarantined.
Filipche explained that during the day they received materials for testing of 10 people from Debar that were in touch with the infected couple and four of them were positive. All of them will be moved to the Clinic of Infectious Diseases in Skopje.
-Today, the ban for entrance of foreign citizens that arrive from high risk countries has come into force, in accordance with government’s decision, said Filipche.
The first patient who was diagnosed on the 26th of February has healed and she will soon be released from the hospital.
Filipche stressed that all previous decisions and measures by the government regarding the coronavirus protection have to be obeyed as on contrary measures and sanctions will be taken in accordance with the law.