COVID-19 in Albania, 15 deaths and 448 new cases

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The Albanian Health Ministry declared in its daily update that 15 persons have lost their lives to the coronavirus today, while 448 new cases have been confirmed after making 2475 tests.

The good news is that 696 people have recovered and 2032 vaccinations were carried out in the past 24 hours.

There are 357 patients receiving treatment in hospitals throughout Albania, 19 under intensive care and 7 are using ventilators.

Aktualisht në spitalet COVID në Tiranë dhe tre spitalet rajonale po trajtohen 357 pacientë, 19 në terapi intensive, nga të cilët 7 pacientë janë të intubuar.

Technical Committee leaves COVID-19 measures unchanged for two more weeks

The Technical Committee of Experts for the pandemic met today and decided to keep the COVID-19 restrictions unchanged for the next two weeks.

“The number of new cases has kept dropping, together with the number of COVID patients receiving treatment in hospital. Albania has continued with the vaccination process. 52,000 citizens have received the vaccine so far. In Europe, there are countries with a higher number of cases, caused by what has been called ‘the third wave’. For this reason, regardless of the decreased indicators, the situation remains delicate. For this reason, we have decided to leave the measures unchanged for two more weeks”, declared Mira Rakacolli, head of the Technical Committee of Experts.

PM Rama travels to Turkey to finalize an agreement for Chinese vaccines

Sources for A2 News have announced that the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, is travelling to Turkey to conclude an agreement with a Turkish distributor for receiving a batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines.

Yesterday it was announced that the purchase of the vaccines was not made directly through China, but through the Turkish distributor “Keymen Ilaç SAnayi ve ticaret”.

Today, Rama and Health Minister Manastirliu observed the vaccination process of the teachers in Kamza. Minister Manastirliu declared that mass vaccination will start very soon.

“There are 1000 teachers in Kamza who are receiving vaccines. As of today there will be more than 16,000 people who have received the vaccine in Tirana and 52,000 in the entire country”, Manastirliu declared.

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said that the main objective in this situation is to start mass vaccination for senior citizens.

So far, Albania has administered 28,659 vaccines for health professionals, 8889 for senior citizens, and 14,502 for teachers.