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North Macedonian authorities against 14-day quarantine for border crossing

06:42 - 22 April 2021

North Macedonian authorities against 14-day quarantine for border crossing

After the Albanian community in Greece, the North Macedonian authorities have also condemned the decision of Albania to impose a 14-day quarantine on anyone that crosses the border from these countries. Local media say this has caused economic damage between both countries, with North Macedonian...

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Albania receives 145,000 Pfizer vaccines, Rama: Politicians and analysts should not jump to conclusions

04:45 - 20 April 2021

Albania receives 145,000 Pfizer vaccines, Rama: Politicians and analysts should not jump to conclusions

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, commented on the decision of the European Commission for distributing 651,000 Pfizer vaccines in the Western Balkans. Albania will receive 145,000 of these vaccines. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed the news through her...

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Epidemiologist Taulant Muka: Covid situation in Albania, far worse than officially declared

06:01 - 19 April 2021

Epidemiologist Taulant Muka: Covid situation in Albania, far worse than officially declared

Epidemiologist Taulant Muka declared today on A2 CNN that the situation with COVID-19 in Albania is worse than what has been made public by the authorities. “The situation in the country is normal, as if the coronavirus doesn’t exist. However, Albania has had 10,000 more...

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Albania received 208,000 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines

04:30 - 19 April 2021

Albania received 208,000 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, and Minister for Reconstruction, Arben Ahmetaj, were at the Tirana International Airport today to receive 208,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine. “We have completed the delivery of this contract, securing 500,000 doses of vaccine. Albania has now 700,000 vaccines...

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Greece keeps travels from Albania closed until April 26th

04:16 - 19 April 2021

Greece keeps travels from Albania closed until April 26th

The decision of the Greek authorities to close the Kapshtica border checkpoint will remain unchanged until April 26th, according to an official announcement of the Albanian border authorities. “The Greek authorities, following the measures imposed by the Greek government for containing the situation caused by...

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Albania imposes 14-day quarantine on people traveling from Greece and North Macedonia

04:53 - 19 April 2021

Albania imposes 14-day quarantine on people traveling from Greece and North Macedonia

The Albanian Committee of Experts decided to impose a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Albania from Greece or North Macedonia. The new restriction will enter into effect from tomorrow, April 20th, 2021, to May 3rd 2021. According to the Head of the Committee, the measure...

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Albania received 40,800 more vaccines from AstraZeneca, Ahmetaj: Soon we’ll vaccinate transportation workers and manufacturers

08:44 - 17 April 2021

Albania received 40,800 more vaccines from AstraZeneca, Ahmetaj: Soon we’ll vaccinate transportation workers and manufacturers

40,800 new AstraZeneca vaccine shave arrived today in Albania through the COVAX mechanism. The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, declared that more doses will come in the next days to continue the vaccination process with intensity and reach 500,000 people by May. “We will continue...

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First foreign tourists start visiting Albania

04:22 - 17 April 2021

First foreign tourists start visiting Albania

The first foreign tourists are already visiting Albania. Kristofer and Violeta, a couple from Poland, have chosen Vlora and Albania for a few days of vacation, although the summer season hasn’t startd yet. They are visiting Albania for the third year. This time they have...

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COVID-19 in Kosovo: 8 deaths and 498 new cases in the past 24 hours

04:01 - 17 April 2021

COVID-19 in Kosovo: 8 deaths and 498 new cases in the past 24 hours

The Kosovo Public Health Institution announced that after making 2835 tests, 498 were confirmed positive in the past 4 hours. Eight people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 complications, while 641 patients have recovered. Kosovo has 21,000 patients that are still active. 101,000 cases...

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COVID-19, 2 deaths and 179 new cases in past 24 hours

07:57 - 16 April 2021

COVID-19, 2 deaths and 179 new cases in past 24 hours

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that after making 2652 tests in the past 24 hours, 179 persons have resulted positive with COVID-19. Two people have died in the past 24 hours while 587 others have won the battle against the virus. The Tirana COVID hospitals...

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Health Minister on Absolut 4: COVID-19 situation, and voting of infected citizens

09:45 - 15 April 2021

Health Minister on Absolut 4: COVID-19 situation, and voting of infected citizens

 The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, was today’s guest on A2 CNN “Absolut 4”. Also a candidate for the Socialist Party in the district of Tirana, Manastirliu made a summary of the OVID-19 situation in Albani. According to Manastirliu, the epidemiologic situation in Albania is...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 207 cases in the past 24 hours

06:23 - 14 April 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and 207 cases in the past 24 hours

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that after making 2698 tests in the past 24 hours, they confirmed 207 new COVID-19 cases in Albania. Five people have died today of COVID-19 complications, while 538 have been able to recover. The COVID hospitals in Tirana and other...

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“50% of Albanians have created COVID-19 immunity. Vaccination, very important”

03:24 - 14 April 2021

“50% of Albanians have created COVID-19 immunity. Vaccination, very important”

Albania is getting close to herd immunity. After the second wave, the most serious one, most of the population do have the disease while others are getting immunity through the vaccine, according to doctor Arben Pilaca. “Albania chose the Swedish model and most of the...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and an increased number of new cases

07:11 - 13 April 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 5 deaths and an increased number of new cases

The Albanian Health ministry announced that after making 2862 tests, 234 persons have resulted positive. This number is higher than one day ago, when the health authorities confirmed only1 25 cases. Five people have lost their lives to the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours,...

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Albania starts vaccination of patients with dialysis, transplants and chronic diseases

04:12 - 13 April 2021

Albania starts vaccination of patients with dialysis, transplants and chronic diseases

The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, declared that the authorities have started the vaccination of persons with dialysis and of those who have received transplants. According to Manastirliu, the vaccination will be done in dialysis centers throughout the country. “We have started the dialysis vaccination...

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Rama: 7200 new vaccines from Pfizer, Albania is starting to get out of the COVID-19 tunnel

09:12 - 12 April 2021

Rama: 7200 new vaccines from Pfizer, Albania is starting to get out of the COVID-19 tunnel

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, declared that 7200 Pfizer vaccines have arrived in Albania this Monday. Rama added that Albania is starting to come out of the long tunnel of the pandemics, and that the vaccination process will not stop. “7200 new doses of...

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Head of National Emergency: A third COVID-19 wave expected due to political meetings

08:45 - 12 April 2021

Head of National Emergency: A third COVID-19 wave expected due to political meetings

The head of the Albanian National Emergency, Skender Brataj, was today’s guest on A2 “Dtari”. Brataj foresees a third wave of the COVID-19 in Albania, due to the fact that political parties are not respecting the social-distance measures. “They are not respecting the measures. There...

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COVID-19 in Albania, lowest number of new cases since September

06:02 - 12 April 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, lowest number of new cases since September

The Albanian Health Ministry announced that in the past 24 hours they have confirmed 125 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number since September. Four people have lost their lives due to COVID-related complications. The Tirana hospitals are currently treating 204 patients, 12 under intensive care,...

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Citizens over 60 queue for the Sinovac vaccine: “Even Germany is taking it”

04:26 - 12 April 2021

Citizens over 60 queue for the Sinovac vaccine: “Even Germany is taking it”

The 100,000 Sinovac vaccines that arrived at the Tirana International Airport a few days ago will be used for citizens over 60 and chronic patients. The reduced age-limit has created queues at Tirana’s main square for the vaccination procedure. Citizens do not hesitate, despite the...

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Albanian health authorities: Sinovac reduces severe cases, we’ll continue the campaign

04:21 - 12 April 2021

Albanian health authorities: Sinovac reduces severe cases, we’ll continue the campaign

After Chinese experts confirmed that the Sinovac vaccine has low efficiency, the Albanian authorities declared that the population immunization will continue. For Erida Nelaj, any vaccine, also the Chinese Sinovac, reduce the severe cases of COVID-19 and the number of deaths. “It’s out of the...

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Albania to start COVID-19 vaccination of citizens 60+

05:57 - 10 April 2021

Albania to start COVID-19 vaccination of citizens 60+

The Albanian Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, declared from Vlora that very soon will start the vaccination process for citizens above 60. “As of tomorrow we are going to start the vaccination of citizens 60+. We are expecting 7020 Pfizer vaccines and more doses from Sinovac”,...

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Head of National Emergency: Politicians are spreading COVID-19 in electoral meetings, third wave expected by end of April

02:16 - 9 April 2021

Head of National Emergency: Politicians are spreading COVID-19 in electoral meetings, third wave expected by end of April

The Head of the National Emergency declared that infections in rural areas have increased in Albania, especially in areas that didn’t have it before. “The movements of political parties for the campaign are helping to widespread the virus. There is a new spread and the...

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COVID-19 in Albania: 5 deaths and 317 cases

06:47 - 8 April 2021

COVID-19 in Albania: 5 deaths and 317 cases

Six people have died of coronavirus complications in the past 24 hours in Albania. The Health Ministry declared that after conducting 3024 tests 317 cases were confirmed positive. The number of recovered patients today is 529. There are 247 patients receiving treatment in hospitals, 16...

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Albania keeps COVID-19 restrictions unchanged for the next two weeks, despite fewer infections

06:23 - 7 April 2021

Albania keeps COVID-19 restrictions unchanged for the next two weeks, despite fewer infections

The Technical Committee of Experts decided to not change the COVID-19 measures in Albania for the next two weeks. The Deputy Health Minister, Mira Rakacolli, underlined that despite the slight improvement with the new cases, due to the vaccination, the measures will remain in effect....

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Albanian PM responds to accusations that vaccines have caused deaths

07:35 - 6 April 2021

Albanian PM responds to accusations that vaccines have caused deaths

The Albanian Prime Minsiter, Edi Rama, and accompanied by the Health Minister, Ogerta Manastirliu, followed the vaccination process in Korca. Manastirliu declared that more than 150,000 senior citizens have received the vaccine so far, while the process is undergoing throughout the entire country. “We vaccinated...

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Rama: Western Balkans was left out of the EU vaccination process

07:19 - 6 April 2021

Rama: Western Balkans was left out of the EU vaccination process

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, declared in an electoral meeting in Bilisht, Korça, that lbania was only one of two Western Balkan countries that is carrying out mass vaccination, so that things can be easier for the tourist season. “We have guaranteed the massive...

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9 deaths and 264 new cases of COVID-19 in Albania, Rama announced 50,000 Sputnik V vaccines

07:41 - 5 April 2021

9 deaths and 264 new cases of COVID-19 in Albania, Rama announced 50,000 Sputnik V vaccines

Nine people have died in the past 24 hours of COVID-19 complications. The authorities have confirmed 264 new cases after making 2092 tests. 589 people have recovered in the past 24 hours, while there are 255 patients that are receiving treatment in hospitals. Albania has...

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Kosovo will not allow Russian and Chinese vaccines from Albania

05:41 - 5 April 2021

Kosovo will not allow Russian and Chinese vaccines from Albania

The vaccination process for teachers in Kosovo has been suspended after authorities refuse to vaccinate teachers with Chinese or Russian vaccines now owned by Albania. The Kosovo Health Minister, Arben Vitia, confirmed that Albania may vaccinate their teachers when they have Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccines...

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COVID-19 vaccination continued today with citizens over 70, media workers and police staff

07:03 - 3 April 2021

COVID-19 vaccination continued today with citizens over 70, media workers and police staff

Besides citizens over 70, media workers and journalists were today on terrain to receive the vaccine. After assessing the categories that risk the most, the authorities have continued the vaccination process in several sectors. Senior citizens over 70 were vaccinated before 15:00, while media workers...

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COVID-19 in Albania, 9 deaths in the past 24 hours and 341 new cases

06:39 - 3 April 2021

COVID-19 in Albania, 9 deaths in the past 24 hours and 341 new cases

The Albanian Health Ministry declared that nine people have lost their lives in the past 24 hours due to the coronvirus, taking the total of fatalities to 2256. After making 3007 tests, the Albanian authorities have confirmed 341 cases of COVID-19. The good news is...

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