9 January 2022
Skopje – The annual NATO Information and Communication Conference, a leading event in the area of the Alliance’s strategic communications, will be held in North Macedonia this autumn.
Skopje – The Social Democrats have scheduled working meetings on Sunday afternoon. SDSM’s Executive Board will convene on Monday, as party sources told MIA, followed by a session of the party’s Central Board in the evening.
Athens – The latest ministerial decision, according to which travelers to Greece will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours or a laboratory rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival to Greece, which was introduced on Dec. 19, 2021, has been extended for another two weeks, until Jan. 24. The measure applies to all travelers, including those from North Macedonia, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Athens – Leader of the Greek opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, posted on social media that he has tested positive for COVID-19, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Nicosia – A new COVID -19 strain ‘Deltacron’ that combines delta and omicron was reportedly found in 25 samples in Cyprus. The country’s Minister of Health said it was not something to worry about, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Moscow – More than 5,000 people have been arrested across Kazakhstan during days of severe unrest, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday morning.
London – Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has tested positive for the coronavirus, the royal court announced on Saturday.
Sydney – Ash Barty defeated Elena Rybakina in straight sets to claim the Adelaide International title, while Simona Halep clinched silverware in Melbourne on Sunday.