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Coronavirus Albania

Rama: All bureucratic services will be online as of May 1st

05:44 - 27 April 2022

Rama: All bureucratic services will be online as of May 1st

There will be no more queues after May 1st, as all public services will be available online. Prime Minister Edi Rama made the declaration during a meeting with the directors of country’s major institutions who had registered for online services.  Prime Minister Edi Rama remarked in his speech that...

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Quarrels within the opposition leave Rama’s third term undisturbed, different from what he anticipated

06:02 - 25 April 2022

Quarrels within the opposition leave Rama’s third term undisturbed, different from what he anticipated

A year ago, the Socialists won a third term, a historic feat in Albanian politics. Due to internal quarrels among the Democrats in opposition, the majority does not appear to have met challenges in ruling 12 months after the election. The only source of concern...

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“1 million additional Pfizer vaccines,” Health Minister: The fourth dose of the vaccine is being considered

08:22 - 22 April 2022

“1 million additional Pfizer vaccines,” Health Minister: The fourth dose of the vaccine is being considered

Ogerta Manastirliu, Minister of Health and Social Protection, has announced another contract with Pfizer for 1 million vaccines. She presented a modification to the agreement between the Pfizer corporation and the government in her statement to the Parliament, emphasizing that this deal assures the continuation...

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Health Minister: Covid restrictions not lifted without having massive vaccination

05:21 - 20 April 2022

Health Minister: Covid restrictions not lifted without having massive vaccination

The coronavirus pandemic is winding down, but the formal relaxation of anti-covid measures appears to be a long way off. Ogerta Manastirliu, Minister of Health, confirmed to A2 CNN that the restrictions would not be lifted unless immunization rates in the public are boosted. “Other...

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Covid in Albania, 63 new cases and no deaths in the past 24 hours

09:31 - 12 April 2022

Covid in Albania, 63 new cases and no deaths in the past 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, no one in Albania has died as a result of the coronavirus in the recent 24 hours. Sixty-six citizens were infected and 63 were cured out of 877 tests. According to the Ministry, there are 337 COVID-19 patients that...

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COVID in Albania, 2 deaths and 279 new cases

07:40 - 22 February 2022

COVID in Albania, 2 deaths and 279 new cases

Two persons have died in Albania as a result of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. Out of 2387 tests conducted, 279 citizens were found to be infected, whereas 483 have recovered in the past 24 hours.  Currently,...

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COVID in Albania: 2 deaths and 300 new cases in 24 hours, Omicron weakens but fatalities remain concerning

08:07 - 17 February 2022

COVID in Albania: 2 deaths and 300 new cases in 24 hours, Omicron weakens but fatalities remain concerning

According to the Ministry of Health, 2419 tests have been conducted in the previous 24 hours, with 300 persons resulting infected with coronavirus. Meanwhile, two persons have died as a result of Covid-19, while 934 have recovered. Currently, 91 patients are undergoing treatment at COVID facilities,...

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Chief of Public Health Inspectorate: Misinformation kept people from getting vaccinated

05:26 - 16 February 2022

Chief of Public Health Inspectorate: Misinformation kept people from getting vaccinated

The highest rate of coronavirus infection continues to be in regions with the lowest immunization coverage. The specialists at the Institute of Public Health produce a map of vaccination coverage across the country, with cities highlighted in red for having the greatest rate of unvaccinated...

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State Audit verifies more issues with Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector

08:32 - 14 February 2022

State Audit verifies more issues with Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector

The issue of public private concessions in health continues. The Supreme State Audit Office discovers several irregularities during its 2019-2020 audit of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund. The government has incurred additional expenditures as a result of payment for services not rendered and unanticipated charges for...

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COVID in Albania, 6 deaths and 187 new cases

08:29 - 14 February 2022

COVID in Albania, 6 deaths and 187 new cases

According to the Albanian Ministry of Health, 2102 tests have been conducted in the previous 24 hours, with 187 citizens infected with coronavirus. Meanwhile, six persons have died as a result of Covid-19, while 974 have recovered. Currently, 111 patients are undergoing treatment at COVID...

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Education Minister explains on A2 CNN why schools closed for three days and the current situation with heating systems

10:00 - 27 January 2022

Education Minister explains on A2 CNN why schools closed for three days and the current situation with heating systems

Evis Kushi, the Albanian Minister of Education, was invited to the studio of “Debate” by Alba Alishani, on A2 CNN, to announce the number of teachers and students affected by Covid-19 in Albania. “The situation appears to be improving slightly. These five days of school...

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Kosovo PM summoned in Parliament for closing border to travellers without three doses of COVID vaccine

05:22 - 27 January 2022

Kosovo PM summoned in Parliament for closing border to travellers without three doses of COVID vaccine

In addition to the public outcry and opposition to the Kosovo government’s decision to allow travelers into the country with only three doses of vaccination, Prime Minister Albin Kurti defended the decision as reasonable. “Anti-covid measures were not taken on the spur of the moment, but...

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Citizens paid for COVID on their own, government funds were not spent strategically

05:16 - 27 January 2022

Citizens paid for COVID on their own, government funds were not spent strategically

The Covid-19 epidemic compelled the entire world to increase health spending dramatically in order to treat persons infected with the coronavirus. According to an OECD analysis on the virus’s impact in Albania, the government spent at least 14.2 billion ALL, or more than 117 million...

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The cost of COVID-19 for Albanian families and the health sector, on A2 Business

05:07 - 27 January 2022

The cost of COVID-19 for Albanian families and the health sector, on A2 Business

Adrian Civici indicated in a direct interview with the studio of “A2 Business” with Aurora Sulçe on A2 CNN that “curing the epidemic is a significant burden for Albanian individuals and families” and that “this will be a cost to social security and the budget” because we...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated by Albanian Foreign Minister

04:50 - 27 January 2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated by Albanian Foreign Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, recalled the contribution of Albanians who concealed and safeguarded Jews sheltering in our country during WWII on Holocaust Memorial Day. “We pay tribute to the millions of innocent Jews killed by the Nazis during WWII,” Xhaçka wrote on...

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COVID in Albania, 6 deaths and 2100 new cases in the past 24 hours

05:44 - 26 January 2022

COVID in Albania, 6 deaths and 2100 new cases in the past 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, 5779 tests were completed in the last 24 hours, with 1562 citizens testing positive for coronavirus. The number of new cases surpassed 2100 yesterday. Meanwhile, 6 persons have died as a result of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours,...

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TI Report shows Albania losing one point, President and opposition leader react

08:09 - 25 January 2022

TI Report shows Albania losing one point, President and opposition leader react

Transparency International’s annual report on the World Corruption Perceptions Index has been released. Albania has dropped one point from last year, from 36 to 35 points, compared to a year ago. “Furthermore, allegations about police aggression during protests and infringement of peaceful assembly have been...

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Omicron causing mass infections in Albania, while number of deaths remains high

07:55 - 25 January 2022

Omicron causing mass infections in Albania, while number of deaths remains high

The novel coronavirus strain “Omicron” is infecting more people, while the mortality toll remains high. According to Ministry of Health data, 41 persons died in the week of January 18-24, three more than in the same time a year before, while the Delta version of...

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COVID in Albania, 5 deaths and 2156 new cases

07:38 - 25 January 2022

COVID in Albania, 5 deaths and 2156 new cases

According to the Ministry of Health, 7067 tests were completed in the last 24 hours, with 2156 citizens testing positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, 5 persons have died as a result of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while 1685 have recovered. COVID hospitals are now...

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Albania marks the highest number of new cases since the beginning of the pandemic

07:24 - 18 January 2022

Albania marks the highest number of new cases since the beginning of the pandemic

According to the Ministry of Health, this Tuesday saw the highest number of infections since the pandemic began. There were 8,746 tests performed in the last 24 hours, with 2832 citizens testing positive. Meanwhile, 6 people have died as a result of Covid-19, while 1732...

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Muka: There will be more new cases of COVID, but fewer fatalities

07:37 - 30 December 2021

Muka: There will be more new cases of COVID, but fewer fatalities

In a live interview with the studio of “Ditari” on A2 CNN, epidemiologist Taulant Muka stated that there may be an increase in cases in our country in the early months of next year, but not in hospitalizations or deaths. “The number of new cases...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 2 deaths and 352 new cases in the past 24 hours

08:29 - 10 December 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 2 deaths and 352 new cases in the past 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, 2859 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, with 352 citizens testing positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, two people have died as a result of Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours, while 426 have recovered. COVID hospitals are...

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Covid-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 172 new cases in past 24 hours

06:29 - 6 December 2021

Covid-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 172 new cases in past 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, 1440 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, with 172 citizens testing positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, 5 people have died as a result of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while 190 have recovered. COVID facilities are...

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How many vaccinated patients have died of COVID in Albania?

09:25 - 30 November 2021

How many vaccinated patients have died of COVID in Albania?

Eugena Tomini, the Albanian Deputy Health Minister, did not provide a precise number of vaccinated persons who have died from the coronavirus, but highlighted that the majority of them are unvaccinated. She stated in the studio of “Debate” with Alba Alishani that out of 157 patients hospitalized,...

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No official cases of Omicron in Albania, but the danger is real

09:12 - 30 November 2021

No official cases of Omicron in Albania, but the danger is real

There have been no officially confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Albania. Experts have found no evidence of this mutation spreading in our country based on the data so far. The Institute of Public Health, on the other hand, has enhanced its readiness because...

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COVID-19 in Albania: 5 deaths in the past 24 hours, 23 people in critical condition

07:30 - 25 November 2021

COVID-19 in Albania: 5 deaths in the past 24 hours, 23 people in critical condition

According to the Ministry of Health, 2761 tests were done in the last 24 hours, with 516 citizens testing positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, five people have died in the last 24 hours as a result of Covid-19 and 597 have recovered. At the moment, COVID...

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More severe cases in COVID hospitals

03:54 - 23 November 2021

More severe cases in COVID hospitals

Patients admitted to Covid wards arrive late and in a critical condition. Doctors warn against dismissing symptoms of the disease that are initially mistaken for seasonal viruses. In the previous week, the urgency of the situation has intensified, as has the need for hospitalization. In...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 573 new cases in the past 24 hours

05:21 - 12 November 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 573 new cases in the past 24 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, 3498 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 573 persons testing positive. Meanwhile, five citizens have died as a result of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, while 458 have recovered. Currently, COVID hospitals are treating...

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Assembly convened by Berisha, Ristani: Nothing can stop it, signatures to be verified on December 11

09:54 - 11 November 2021

Assembly convened by Berisha, Ristani: Nothing can stop it, signatures to be verified on December 11

The Democratic Party’s recent events and the National Assembly summoned by former Prime Minister Sali Berisha on October 11 were discussed on Thursday’s “Absolute 4” with Blendi Salaj on A2 CNN. Former Democratic Party Secretary Arben Ristani explained how a party’s Assembly is called, noting...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, 166 hospitalizations

08:54 - 11 November 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, 166 hospitalizations

According to the Ministry of Health, 3230 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 625 persons testing positive. Meanwhile, three persons who were infected with coronavirus have passed away in the last 24 hours, while 579 people have been cured. Currently, COVID hospitals are...

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