16 August 2021
Skopje – Participants at the Monday meeting between members of the Commission for Infectious Diseases and the President of the National Immunization Committee Aleksandra Grozdanova discussed the epidemiological situation in North Macedonia, which is becoming more serious with each passing day, Health Minister Venko Filipche posted on Facebook.
Skopje – Health Minister Venko Filipche said Monday that at the morning meeting with the Commission for Infectious Diseases, an additional measure was discussed, namely all citizens coming in and going out of the country will be required to provide a vaccine certificate, a negative PCR test or proof that they’ve had COVID-19.
Skopje – The modular next to the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, the infectious diseases unit within the Skopje City General Hospital 8 September and three triage centers in the capital start working on Monday, Minister of Health Venko Filipche told a press conference.
Skopje – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Monday that in cooperation with its strategic partner the US and the other NATO allies, calls on all parties in Afghanistan to respect and facilitate, the safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country.
Skopje – The Crisis Management Center (CMC) said Monday that the wildfires in Skopje, Prilep, Strumica and Shtip are still active, whereat three wildfires have been brought under control.
Skopje – Some 545 police officers, including members of all special police units, as well as 192 motorcycle patrols, and 150 police vehicles were deployed across the country over the past 24 hours to help put out the fires and prevent new ones, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release on Monday.
Skopje – As of Monday midnight, the prices of gasoline and diesel fuels are to decrease by Mden 0.5 per liter, while that of and extra light household fuel remains unchanged, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has said.
Ohrid – The 54th Summer School and 48th International Scientific Conference of the International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture as part of the St. Cyril and Methodius University will take place Aug. 16 through Sept. 5, 2021 at the Congress Centre in Ohrid.
Ohrid – Ohrid Summer Festival resumes on Monday with a solo concert by Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas. Vasco Dantas was born in Porto in 1992 and obtained his bachelor’s in music with ‘1st Class Distinction’ at the London Royal College of Music, studying piano with Dmitri Alexeev and Niel Immelman, and conducting with Peter Stark and Natalia Luis-Bassa.
Kabul – Desperation reigned at Kabul’s airport on Monday, a day after the Afghan capital was taken by Islamist Taliban militants, as those hoping to flee the country crowded in and sought to get on any flight that would take them. According to witnesses and social media transmissions, hundreds of people have been at the airport since Sunday, sometimes jumping turnstiles and trying to force their way onto departing aeroplanes.
Bangkok – Malaysia‘s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has quit after losing majority support in parliament but is set to remain as interim leader until a replacement is found.