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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...

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 Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
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Albania Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

TIRANA, January 11 Albania’s coronavirus vaccination campaign started on Monday as frontline doctor Najada Como took a break from her rounds at the COVID hospital to get vaccinated. Around 975 vaccine doses have arrived in Albania from an undisclosed EU country and 10,750 jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech are expected to arrive by the...

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...

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...

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...

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,...