The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti has called on the citizens of the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kurti, while calling for vaccination, has shown a decrease in the number of people infected with CVOVID-19. But he stressed that now there is a risk of spreading the “Delta” variant of the virus and that the only protection against it is vaccination.
While calling for vaccination, Kurti stressed that the vaccines provided are safe and that Kosovo is the only country in the region that uses only vaccines approved by the United States Federal Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.
When we accepted the task, four months ago, we found the pandemic situation much worse than the one we left on June 3, 2020. Until then, according to NIPHK data, there were a total of 1,142 cases of infection and unfortunately 30 dead.
On March 23, 2021, about 8 months later, the data showed 83,717 cases in total infected and 1,786 deaths, whereas that day alone there were 781 new cases of infection and 17 deaths.
On the day of the inauguration in the Assembly we pledged that pandemic management will be a priority of our government, to stop the growing trend of infections and deaths as a result of COVID-19 and to provide vaccines against the virus as soon as possible.
After joint efforts, today in our Republic there are only 126 active cases out of 12,808 of them as they were on the first day of our work. So the pandemic has been brought under control and the situation has improved significantly. But now we are in danger of spreading the “Delta” variant of the virus. In front of him the shield for each of us is the vaccine, and for all together the mass vaccination.
We have provided the vaccines. They are safe. Kosovo is the only country in the region that is using only vaccines approved by the Federal Drug Agency of the United States of America and the European Medicines Agency, namely Pfizer and Astrazeneca. All citizens over the age of 18 can now be vaccinated and can choose the vaccine they want to get.
I urge you to schedule appointments for vaccination on the platform https://ekosova.rks-gov.net or at the Main Family Medicine Centers in your municipalities.
With the memory of the loved ones we lost from the pandemic, take care of ourselves and our loved ones by getting vaccinated. Responsible individually and for each other, together we succeed!