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COVID-19 in Albania, 3 new cases and 1 death in past 24 hours

08:14 - 26 June 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 3 new cases and 1 death in past 24 hours

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that they conducted 3583 tests in the past 24 hours, 3 of which resulted positive, while one person has died. There are 71 active citizens in Albania, while one patient is receiving hospitalized treatment. Albania has made 792,878 tests since...

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Austria removes travel ban for Albanians

08:48 - 24 June 2021

Austria removes travel ban for Albanians

The Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs announced that Austria has removed the travel ban for Albanians. Citizens from Albania will be allowed to travel for any kind of reason, including tourism, but they must have a COVID test made in the past 72...

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11,700 Pfizer vaccines arrive as Albania confirms 1 COVID-19 case in past 24 hours, former Health Minister warns for Autumn and Winter

09:56 - 21 June 2021

11,700 Pfizer vaccines arrive as Albania confirms 1 COVID-19 case in past 24 hours, former Health Minister warns for Autumn and Winter

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, announced the arrival of another dose of vaccines from the Pfizer company. Rama said that the vaccination process will not stop until the last citizen has been vaccinated. Today Albanai made 1542 tests and only one resulted positive. One...

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EC includes Albania on the list of countries that can travel without restrictions, Greece opens border

10:23 - 18 June 2021

EC includes Albania on the list of countries that can travel without restrictions, Greece opens border

The European Council has included Albania in the list of countries that can travel to the EU without limitations. The list will be reviewed after two weeks, and the EC recommends the member countries to gradually remove the restrictions to those countries. Besides Albania, this...

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Dasho: Albania has achieved herd immunity, but the government must take measures

09:50 - 17 June 2021

Dasho: Albania has achieved herd immunity, but the government must take measures

Doctor Erion Dasho declared on A2 “Ditari” that the pandemic is over in Albania, as the population has reached the natural immunity. “There are few active cases, no transmissions, and the spreading has dropped. The first signs that Albania was reaching the herd immunity were...

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COVID-19 in Albania, no deaths in the past 24 hours, only 2 confirmed new cases

05:39 - 14 June 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, no deaths in the past 24 hours, only 2 confirmed new cases

The Albanian authorities announced that after making 2618 tests, only two persons have resulted positive. There have been no deaths in the past 24 hours, while 23 persons have recovered during this time. There are 143 active cases in the country. The COVID hospital is...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 2 new cases and no deaths

09:18 - 5 June 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 2 new cases and no deaths

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that after making 3593 tests in the past 24 hours, only two were confirmed positive and 29 persons have recovered from the virus. Also, no one has died of COVID-19 complications. The COVID hospitals are currently treating 28 patients, five...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 14 new cases and no deaths for the second consequent day

06:19 - 2 June 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 14 new cases and no deaths for the second consequent day

The Albanian Health Ministry declared that there have been no life losses in the past 24 hours, making this the second consequent day without fatalities. The authorities have conducted 3057 tests in the past 24 hours, 14 of which resulted positive, while 48 persons recovered....

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COVID-19 in Albania, 1 death and 6 new cases

05:35 - 31 May 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 1 death and 6 new cases

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that one person has died today due to complications with the coronavirus. After making 2325 tests, the authorities have confirmed only six new cases in the past 24 hours. 123 persons have recovered. The COVID-19 hospitals are treating 39 patients,...

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COVID-19, summer expected calm but experts appeal for caution before autumn

10:15 - 29 May 2021

COVID-19, summer expected calm but experts appeal for caution before autumn

The situation with the pandemic is getting better in Albania. As consequence, the number of new infections and fatalities has been lower. The two COVID hospitals in Tirana are treating 45 patients, the lowest number for the past three months. The regional COVID hospitals have...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 1 death and 12 new cases

05:44 - 29 May 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 1 death and 12 new cases

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that one person has died today in our country due to COVID-19 complications, taking the total number of deaths to 2449, since the beginning of the pandemic. The authorities made 3255 tests in the past 24 hours and 12 of...

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Kosovo signs agreement for 1.2 million vaccines from Pfizer

09:49 - 28 May 2021

Kosovo signs agreement for 1.2 million vaccines from Pfizer

Kosovo announced that they have reached an agreement with the Pfizer company to secure 1.2 million doses of this vaccine by the end of the year. The news was confirmed by the Health Minister, Arben Vitia, after the government meeting. He added that the terms...

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Alimehmeti: Albania has lower daily COVID-19 cases than any other EU country

10:34 - 27 May 2021

Alimehmeti: Albania has lower daily COVID-19 cases than any other EU country

Ilir Alimehmeti, epidemiologist and member of the Albanian Science Academy, discussed the easier measures taken by the Technical Committee of Experts, as Albania enters its second day without a single COVID-19 victim. This decision led the experts to remove the obligatory wearing of masks in...

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Brataj: We don’t have the Indian variant, but we must be careful. Greek decision on borders affected by politics

10:24 - 27 May 2021

Brataj: We don’t have the Indian variant, but we must be careful. Greek decision on borders affected by politics

The Head of the National Emergency, Skender Brataj, discussed the current situation of Albania with COVID-19 on A2’s “Absolut 4”. According to Brataj, the situation in Albanai is relatively good, but citizens must be careful, as the virus has not disappeared yet. As regards the...

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“Balkan, a source of infection”, Rama criticizes declaration of German Minister

09:17 - 25 May 2021

“Balkan, a source of infection”, Rama criticizes declaration of German Minister

The Albanian Prime Minister has responded to the German Health Minister, Jens Spahn. In a press release for Bild, the Albanian PM criticized the declarations of the German Minister in the cabinet of Angela Merkel, who said that half of the COVID-19 infections in Germany...

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Dr.Simaku on COVID-19: Soon we’ll return to normality

04:52 - 25 May 2021

Dr.Simaku on COVID-19: Soon we’ll return to normality

Epidemiologist Dr. Artan Simaku declared on “Ditari”, on A2, that all indicators of the coronavirus are in the decline, and very soon Albania will return to normality. According to him, the tourist season will be almost normal, but citizens should remain vigilant. “This will be...

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Six new cases of COVID-19, Deputy Health Minister confirms a reviewing of the restriction measures in June

10:13 - 24 May 2021

Six new cases of COVID-19, Deputy Health Minister confirms a reviewing of the restriction measures in June

The Albanian Health Minister declared that today, May 24th, 2021, Albania marked the lowest number of new confirmed infections since June 2020. Eugena Tomini, Deputy Health Minister, was today’s guest on A2 Ditari, where she underlined that the indicators have been improved significantly, which means...

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Gradual reduction of COVID-19 measures, as summer expected to be calmer

06:15 - 21 May 2021

Gradual reduction of COVID-19 measures, as summer expected to be calmer

The situation created from the pandemic has been improved, but the COVID-19 virus is still present in Albania. Skender Brataj, the Head of the Albanian National Emergency appealed citizens to respect the rules, as there are persons getting infected every day. For Brataj, the tourist...

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Vaccination process slowed down by 25%

05:33 - 21 May 2021

Vaccination process slowed down by 25%

The vaccination process has continued with a slow pace during this week. Citizens are taking queues for the second doses of the anti-Covid vaccine, but many of them were left waiting in long queues. Tired and revolted, citizens say that this situation is unacceptable. There...

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COVID-19 vaccines, second dose delays creates queues in Tirana

03:34 - 17 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccines, second dose delays creates queues in Tirana

Senior citizens created long queues at Tirana’s main square today as they tried to take the second dose of the vaccine. But after staying in line for more than two hours, many of them started complaining that no one informed them about the delay. The...

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Pipero: At this pace, Albania may be COVID-free within June

05:15 - 13 May 2021

Pipero: At this pace, Albania may be COVID-free within June

After a difficult year, full of stress from the pandemic, May is giving positive signal. The daily positive cases have dropped, as the number of people infected by the COVID-19 virus is also getting significantly lower. Infectionist Pellumb Pipero declared for A2 CNN that the...

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Albania prepares for the tourist season as a “Covid Free” country

05:10 - 13 May 2021

Albania prepares for the tourist season as a “Covid Free” country

The Albanian government has decided to add a 100 million ALL fund for the “tourist development” program to promote the country. The fund will be used to promote Albania in international countries as a “Covid Free” host country. This decision was proposed by the Ministry...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 3 deaths and 42 new cases in the past 24 hours

04:56 - 12 May 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 3 deaths and 42 new cases in the past 24 hours

The Albanian Health Ministry declared that after making 2707 tests, 42 people have been confirmed positive with COVID-19 during this day. 1011 persons have recovered in the past 24 hours while three have died. The COVID hospitals are treating 88 patients in total. Eight of...

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Travel in the EU, will Albania be penalized for the Chinese vaccine? Head of National Agency comments on A2

07:03 - 7 May 2021

Travel in the EU, will Albania be penalized for the Chinese vaccine? Head of National Agency comments on A2

The Head of the Albanian National Emergency, Skender Brataj, was today’s guest on the midday news edition of A2 “Ditari”. Brataj was optimist about the current situation with the coronavirus, especially after the fact that European Medicament Agency is reviewing the Chinese vaccine for deciding...

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COVID-19 in Albania, three deaths and 51 new cases

06:44 - 4 May 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, three deaths and 51 new cases

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that three people have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 51 others resulted infected, after making more than 1995 tests. 834 people have been able to recover from the coronavirus during the past day. There are 116 patients...

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Health Minister: More Pfizer vaccines arriving this week, the new goal is 1 million

07:45 - 3 May 2021

Health Minister: More Pfizer vaccines arriving this week, the new goal is 1 million

The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, declared that Albania now has 736,000 doses of vaccines. “11,700 vaccines will come from the agreement with have with Pfizer and the EU”, Manastirliu declared, as she visited the vaccination site in Tirana’s main square. The Minsiter announced that...

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COVID-19, Greece keeps the border with Albania closed

03:48 - 3 May 2021

COVID-19, Greece keeps the border with Albania closed

The deadline for reopening the border checkpoint of Kapshtica with Albania has been postponed once again, due to COVID-19 measures. The checkpoint will remain closed until May 14th. The rules are unchanged: movements from Greece to Albania will be allowed from 06:00 to 22:00 for...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 100 new cases and two deaths

05:33 - 1 May 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 100 new cases and two deaths

The daily balance of the COVID-19 situation in Albania remains stable. According to the Albanian Health Ministry, 2 people have died in the past 23 hours and 100 were confirmed infected after making 2962 tests. The situation remains stable in hospitals, where 116 patients are...

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Head of Emergency: A third wave expected in May after the electoral campaign and elections

05:15 - 1 May 2021

Head of Emergency: A third wave expected in May after the electoral campaign and elections

The violation of the anti-covid measures during the electoral campaign has increased the number of new infections. The Head of the Albanian National Emergency declared that there have been more phone calls for COVID, more domicile visits, and there is a slight increase of the...

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Deputy Health Minister: More COVID cases expected in the upcoming two weeks

10:01 - 30 April 2021

Deputy Health Minister: More COVID cases expected in the upcoming two weeks

The election fever overshadowed the pandemic. The social distance measures were violated from many people not only during the campaign, but also in the Election Day and later. The Deputy Minister of Health, Mira Rakacolli, declared that the new cases are expected to grow in...

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