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6 September 2021

6 September 2021

Skopje – Immunocompromised patients are advised to get the third, booster dose, of the coronavirus vaccine, six months after being administered the second shot. We’re still waiting on official recommendation for the rest of the population, Minister of Health Venko Filipche said at a press conference on Monday.

Skopje – The Census has had a great kick-off, with latest data showing about 94,500 citizens already counted. This is exceptional considering it was the first day and on a Sunday, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

Skopje – The realization of current projects and the implementation pace, as well as investments in new projects in road and railroad infrastructure, energy and environment were in the focus of Monday’s meeting between Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi with EBRD Vic President Jürgen Rigterink, held ahead of First Annual Conference “Economic Recovery and growth beyond Covid”.

Skopje – According to estimated data, the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2021 was 13.1%, the State Statistical Office said on Monday.

Skopje – Vaccination is going well, with its rate going up among older citizens. 53% of the population over 40 has been vaccinated, so now we’re focusing on younger people, who are less protected. The virus is spreading among them and they can infect their families. It’s been proven that vaccines are safe and efficient, so they shouldn’t be scared. This is one of the ways to curb the spread of the virus, Health Minister Venko Filipche said on Monday.

Skopje – A projection of Macedonian film Sisterhood will kick off the 42nd edition of the International Cinematographers Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” on September 16th. The festival crowd in Bitola will be the first to view the film that recently participated at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world – Karlovy Vary, winning the Judges’ Special Award in the “East of the West” program.

Large parts of New Zealand will move out of lockdown as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to fall, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.

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