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Filipçe: The virus is unpredictable

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June 04, 2021 – 16:13

The Minister of Health of Northern Macedonia, Venko Filipce, hopes that the summer period will be stable in terms of the epidemiological situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. But, he said that the unpredictable virus therefore needs care, first of all in respecting the measures approved by the recommendation of the Commission for Infectious Diseases.

“We expect that in the next period, or during the two summer months, we will have a calm epidemiological picture. But, citizens should know that the measures that have been adopted must be respected. No one in the world anywhere can come up with accurate predictions of what might happen. It can happen that there is a mutation in the virus which can be more contagious than all other types and thus change the epidemiological situation. It has happened in some parts of the world. “Vaccination helps us not to have serious forms of the disease and cases of death”, declared the Minister of Health, Venko Filipçe.

Northern Macedonia on Friday registered seven victims of COVID-19 and 16 new cases of infections while 38 patients were cured. The data are based on testing 3,109 samples. The number of active cases has dropped to 1,027 people.

For the time being since the onset of the pandemic in hospital clinics no patients infected with coronavirus have been admitted.

The Minister of Health, Venko Filipce announced that Northern Macedonia is waiting for new doses of vaccines. So far, about 244 thousand citizens have been vaccinated, while about 439 thousand others have applied for vaccination.

We expect to receive 100 thousand “Pfizer” vaccines from the COVAX mechanism, we still do not have an exact date when they will arrive. “We have no warning about the Russian vaccines when we will receive them, while on Thursday the Chinese embassy informed us that in the next seven days, 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine will arrive”, stated Filipçe.

The Macedonian head of health also announced that he is in contact with Serbian officials for the opening of a joint vaccination point at the border near the two countries for the revaccination of citizens who received the first dose in Serbia.

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