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Travelers from Greece and North Macedonia must Quarantine
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Travelers from Greece and North Macedonia must Quarantine

TIRANA, April 19 Mandatory quarantine for people arriving into Albania from Greece and North Macedonia is to begin on Tuesday, 20 April. The decision was unveiled on Monday during the meeting of the Committee of Technical Experts. Moreover, the experts said that the new measures will be in effect until 3 May. Until then, those...

Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday
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Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday

TIRANA, December 4 Starting Monday, December 7th Albania will implement the COVID-19 antigen rapid test in an attempt to contain another wave of infections, Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said on Friday. She added that 100,000 antigen tests recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) were secured. The rapid antigen test will first be implemented in...

COVID-19 Rules to Remain Unchanged
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COVID-19 Rules to Remain Unchanged

TIRANA, December 2 Restrictions in force in Albania as part of the authorities’ efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infections will remain unchanged till yet undefined date, depending on the situation. The decision was confirmed by the Technical Committee of Experts on Wednesday. Hence, the size limits for group gatherings in closed and...

COVID-19 Cases See another Record on Tuesday
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COVID-19 Cases See another Record on Tuesday

TIRANA, November 3 Albania is reporting its worst week ever for new COVID-19 cases since March. Health Authorities reported 381 coronavirus cases and five deaths on Tuesday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Albania, as reported by authorities, is 21,904. Of those, 9,899 cases are still active. Meanwhile, 532 cases of COVID-19 have...

COVID-19 Cases  Increase Significantly in Albania
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COVID-19 Cases Increase Significantly in Albania

TIRANA, October 15 On Thursday, Albanian Health Authorities reported 257 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths. According to the data provided by the Health Ministry, 1,398 tests were conducted during the last 24-hours confirmed positive cases in the following cities: Tirana – 83 Fier – 29 Durres – 27 Shkodra – 20 Korca –...

Albania Reports Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases
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Albania Reports Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases

TIRANA, October 14 Albanian authorities reported a new record for daily COVID-19 cases on Wednesday a day before the new measures on mandatory use of face mask outdoors will come into effect. Figures from the Public Health Authorities showed that 203 people had tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, the highest daily increase...

Albania Makes Face Masks Mandatory Outdoors
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Albania Makes Face Masks Mandatory Outdoors

TIRANA, October 12 Albanian authorities introduced a new measure to make face masks compulsory when outdoors starting this Thursday. General Director of State Police Ardi Veliu said during a press statement on Monday that citizens are required to wear a face-covering at all the times while out of the home. Moreover, he added that police...

Albania Reports 127 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths
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Albania Reports 127 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths

TIRANA, August 6 Albanian Public Health authorities confirmed 127 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hours, Doctor Eugena Tomini said on Thursday during the daily update. In the meantime, she added that unfortunately, six people died. Meanwhile, 32 patients recovered bringing the total number to 3,155. Most new cases were reported in Tirana (36), Kruja...

Albania COVID-19 Update: 117 New Cases, 4 Death
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Albania COVID-19 Update: 117 New Cases, 4 Death

TIRANA, July 28 Albanian Public Health authorities reported on Tuesday that there are 117 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases in Albania to 4,997, with 2060 of those active. Meanwhile, four patients died during the last 24-hours bringing the total number of death to 148. Based on the recent numbers,...

Albania Makes Masks Mandatory in Indoor Public Spaces
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Albania Makes Masks Mandatory in Indoor Public Spaces

TIRANA, July 15 Face masks will be compulsory in all indoor public spaces across Albania, Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu announced on Wednesday. According to the newly adopted verdict, everyone must wear a face mask in enclosed areas, public administration facilities, public transportation, malls, shops, grocery stores, markets, offices, building stairs, elevators, etc. If citizens fail...