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Albania Lifts Nighttime COVID-19 Curfew
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Albania Lifts Nighttime COVID-19 Curfew

TIRANA, March 1 Albania has lifted the 11:00 hours to 6 a.m. curfew on people’s movement, following a decline in the numbers of COVID-19 infections, the Technical Committee of Experts (TCE) confirmed on Wednesday. The curfew is the only measure that has been lifted. Meanwhile, the other measures remain in effect. Deputy Health Minister Mira...

Albania Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots for all Adults
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Albania Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots for all Adults

TIRANA, December 2 Albania is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine booster eligibility. All adults fully vaccinated at least six months ago will be able to get a booster shot, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced on Thursday. Albanian health officials green-lighted the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for everyone over the age of...

Regional Hospital Wards to Open as COVID-19 Overwhelms Tirana
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Regional Hospital Wards to Open as COVID-19 Overwhelms Tirana

TIRANA, February 15 Starting Monday, health officials will open regional hospital wards for coronavirus patients as the units of the COVID hospitals in Tirana are at full capacity. Health Minister Ogerta Mastirliu said that hospitalizations in Tirana increased by over 500 patients. She highlighted a rise in younger admission for coronavirus as well as a...

Tighter COVID-19 Rules Kick in for Albania
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Tighter COVID-19 Rules Kick in for Albania

TIRANA, February 11 Starting Thursday, February 11 Albanians will see COVID-19 rules tighten as part of efforts to bring under control a surge in coronavirus cases. On their part, health authorities suspect the spread of both the UK and South Africa coronavirus variants. Hence, tighter restrictions kick in across the country until February 25th as...

Albania Puts New Virus Restrictions in Place
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Albania Puts New Virus Restrictions in Place

TIRANA, November 18 Albanian health authorities confirmed through Facebook that the three new measures announced by the Technical Committee of Experts on Tuesday came into effect today. Therefore, the size limits for group gatherings in closed and public settings is ten. Gatherings of more than ten people are banned. Moreover, the new measures ban political...

Albania to Enforce Overnight Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Surge
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Albania to Enforce Overnight Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Surge

TIRANA, November 9 Albania will enforce an overnight curfew from 22:00 to 6:00 hours starting Wednesday, the technical Committee confirmed on Monday. The overnight curfew is intended at curbing the soaring number of new COVID-19 cases in Albania. The new rule targets the acidity of bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, the delivery and takeaway food at...

Albania COVID-19 Cases Rise by 396 on Wednesday
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Albania COVID-19 Cases Rise by 396 on Wednesday

TIRANA, November 4 Albania recorded another 396 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest single-day tally to date, and four deaths, according to health authorities’ data. Based on the data, the rising numbers are driven by rapid transmission in Tirana. The capital city reported 278 new cases during the last 24-hours. This number...

Albania COVID-19 Update, 321 New Cases on Monday
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Albania COVID-19 Update, 321 New Cases on Monday

TIRANA, November 2 Albanian health officials reported 321 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths on Monday. Some 1,446 additional tests were conducted during the last 24-hours while the positivity rate was 22 percent on Monday. Albania has recorded 21,523 overall positive cases since the pandemic began. Of those, official data confirm 9,629 are active. Moreover,...

New Restrictions Proposed as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Albania
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New Restrictions Proposed as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Albania

TIRANA, October 29 The technical committee of experts is considering a new set of measures following the rise in the new COVID-19 cases. Chairwoman of the committee Mira Rakacolli said on Thursday that experts have proposed that teaching in universities can be conducted online at least during the first month. Hence universities and dorms would...

Albania COVID-19 Update, 288 New Cases on Monday
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Albania COVID-19 Update, 288 New Cases on Monday

TIRANA, October 26 Albanian health officials reported 288 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Monday. Some 1,304 additional tests were conducted during the last 24-hours while the positivity rate was 22 percent on Monday. Albania has recorded 19,445 overall positive cases since the pandemic began. Of those, official data confirm that currently, 8,260 are...