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9 September 2021

9 September 2021

Skopje — The Government on Thursday observed a minute of silence for the 14 people killed in the fire in the modular covid hospital in Tetovo on Wednesday night and declared three days of national mourning, Sept. 9-11, according to an official press release.

Skopje – North Macedonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in line with the Government’s decision to declare three days of national mourning in honor of the victims of the tragic fire that took over the modular Covid hospital in Tetovo, flags fly at half-staff in all embassies and missions abroad.

Skopje — The U.S. Ambassador to North Macedonia, Kate Byrnes, offered her condolences over the Tetovo fire in which 14 people died on Wednesday night.

Skopje – The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed on Thursday condolences to the families of the victims in the Tetovo hospital fire and wished a fast recovery to the injured.

Skopje – Citizens across the country have showed interest and support for the 2021 Population and Housing Census, which launched in North Macedonia on September 5. Since the start of the census, over 200,000 citizens have been counted, the State Statistical Office (SSO) said in a press release on Thursday.

Skopje – A total of 199,313 persons, 57,470 households and 65,222 apartments were counted since the start of the Population and Housing Census, the State Statistical Office said on Thursday.

Skopje – The deadline for checking the Voter’s List ahead of the local elections scheduled for October 17, ends at midnight. The State Election Commission said in a press release on Thursday that until September 8, 13,916 citizens checked their data on the list.

Skopje – Police officers from the Regional Center for Border Affairs North discovered 11 counterfeit negative PCR tests presented by Macedonian citizens at the Tabanovce border crossing and the Skopje International Airport, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release on Thursday.

Skopje – The cost of living in August increased by 0.6% compared to July, while retail prices went up 0.4% in the same period. Compared to August 2020, the cost of living in August 2021 jumped by 3.6%, while retail prices by 4.9%, State Statistical Office data shows.

Tetovo – President Stevo Pendarovski told reporters in Tetovo on Thursday that according the information he has received from authorities, so far there are no indications that the fire that erupted in the modular hospital was intentional.

Tetovo – Albanian Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu, has offered aid in dealing with the tragedy that happened at the Tetovo modular hospital.

Shtip — The irresponsibility of one parent who sent a child with Covid-19 to school has put an entire class in isolation, with three infections confirmed so far, Metodi Paparov, the principal of Shtip’s largest elementary, told MIA’s Shtip correspondent on Thursday.

Belgrade – A priority of Stockholm and Prague during their presidency with the European Union will be the Western Balkans and the progress of the countries in the region in the reforms aimed at respecting European values, the Foreign Ministers of Sweden and the Czech Republic, Ann Linde and Jakub Kulhanek, said Thursday.

Athens – Members of the Special Operation Forces of the Republic of North Macedonia attended basic and advanced military diving training, which took place from August 30 to September 8, 2021, in Nea Peramos near Athens, said the General Staff of the Greek Army, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.

Sofia – Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev sent a telegram of condolences to his Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani over the fire that took over the modular Covid hospital in Tetovo on Wednesday night, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

Sofia — The Security Council with Bulgaria’s Government will meet next week to consider the need of analyzing and updating this country’s overall policy towards the Republic of North Macedonia, caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev told journalists here on Thursday.

Berlin – German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth extended via Twitter on Thursday condolences to the families and friends of the victims in Wednesday’s fire at the Tetovo modular hospital.

Italian police have carried out a nationwide series of searches on a network of anti-vaxxers whom they suspect of planning violent acts.

Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly blocked on Thursday when a ship ran aground in the waterway before authorities managed to refloat it, sources said.

Tel Aviv — For the first time since the beginning of June, the coronavirus coefficient of infection fell below 1 in Israel, meaning that the fourth wave of infections in the country may be dying out.

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