17 July 2021
Skopje – The State Election Commission (SEC) selected the German company Dermalog to procure system for biometric identification of voters for the local elections, SEC President Aleksandar Dashtevski told a press conference on Saturday.
Skopje – Restrictions have already been introduced against unvaccinated people in Europe and around the world. A COVID-19 vaccination certificate is required when visiting an indoor public space, to have access to catering, sports or other services, Health Minister Venko Filipche wrote on his Facebook profile on Saturday.
Skopje – A total of 453,773 people across North Macedonia have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 272,129 have been fully immunized, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
Skopje – 3,566 perpetrators of firearm incidents were reported in South East Europe (SEE) in 2020. For 2,700 perpetrators whose gender was specified, 98% or 2646 are men and only 2% or 54 are women, reveals the latest regional Armed Violence Monitor report, issued by the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), a regional initiative functioning under the mandate given by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Skopje – The acclaimed Hungarian film director Béla Tarr will hold a masterclass within the special programme of the 20th edition of Cinedays Festival of European Film on Saturday at the Youth Cultural Center MKC’s Frosina cinema.
Berlin – The number of people who have died in the devastating flooding in western Germany continues to rise, with the death toll reaching more than 130 after police announced 90 fatalities in the Ahrweiler district on Saturday.
Copenhagen – The European Union health agency ECDC is predicting a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections in Europe due to the spreading of the Delta variant.
Washington – President Joe Biden on Friday targeted social media platforms like Facebook for allowing the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines as many Americans’ resistance to getting shots has left wide swaths of the country vulnerable to the more contagious delta variant.
Washington – The US government has pledged support for the pro-democracy opposition in Hong Kong and imposed sanctions on seven Chinese government officials.
Tokyo – Around a week before the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a first coronavirus case has been confirmed in the Olympic Village.