25 August 2021
Skopje – If necessary, we will adopt new measures to support hospitality sector and citizens in view of the introduction of the latest restrictive measures for restaurants and indoor shopping centers, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi said on Wednesday.
Skopje – Together with the Personal Data Protection Agency, the Media Information Agency is holding Wednesday a training course on personal data protection in accordance with the new Law on Personal Data Protection that came into effect on Tuesday. Journalists from various media across the country are taking part.
Skopje – 14,554 citizens were vaccinated on Tuesday against COVID-19 nationwide, including 10,688 who received their first vaccine dose. A total of 685,775 citizens have been jabbed in North Macedonia so far, while 507,443 have received both doses. 1,193,218 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country, the Ministry of Health said in a press release on Wednesday.
Struga – Because of the pandemic, this year’s Struga Poetry Evenings laureate Carol Ann Duffy will not plant a tree in the Poetry Park, as is festival tradition for each Golden Wreath winner, but will instead appear by videolink during the opening ceremony at Struga’s Drim hotel patio on Thursday evening.
Kabul – Thousands of people were still crowding around Kabul airport on Wednesday morning in the hope of getting on an evacuation flight out of Afghanistan, videos on social media showed.
Algiers – Algeria is officially breaking off ties with Morocco, according to a statement by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Tuesday, following an extended conflict mainly revolving around the Western Sahara.
Moscow – Russia has upgraded its military base in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan in view of the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan.
Washington – The World Bank has frozen payments for its projects in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover.
Seoul – Seoul reported Wednesday an all-time daily high of nearly 700 Covid-19 patients. According to the Central Disease Control Headquarters, South Korea’s capital logged 677 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, its highest-ever daily increase, as the country was struggling to fight the nation’s fourth wave of the pandemic.
London – Andy Robertson is the latest Liverpool player to sign a new long-term contract at Anfield.