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Albania COVID-19 Cases Jump to 104
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Albania COVID-19 Cases Jump to 104

TIRANA, March 23 The latest number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 confirmed Albania exceeded one hundred this Monday after state health officials announced 15 new cases during the last 24-hours. With the 15 additional cases, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in Albania jumps to 104. Breakdown of total active cases by...

Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily
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Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily

TIRANA, March 19 The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs informs all the Albanian citizens that in the frame of the urgent measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the European Union, currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken a 30-day temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU area from...

More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport
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More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport

TIRANA, March 18 More flights are being canceled from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) as Albania and countries across Europe set up measures to fight the novel coronavirus. Further disruption is expected at Tirana Airport on Wednesday and Thursday as more airlines are canceling their flights from and two Albania. The Embassy of Albania...

Tougher COVID-19 Measures Take Effect on Friday
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Tougher COVID-19 Measures Take Effect on Friday

TIRANA, March 12 Tighter virus-control measures will be imposed starting Friday after recent data confirmed that the new COVID-19 virus continues to spread in Albania. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the new measures on Thursday while saying that he was sorry, but this is the only way to stop the spread of the virus. So...

Religious Rituals Suspended over COVID-19 Fears
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Religious Rituals Suspended over COVID-19 Fears

TIRANA, March 12 The Catholic Church joined the Muslim Community’s decision to suspend all religious rituals in view of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Hence, the holy Tuesday pilgrimage to the Shna Ndou (Saint Anthony Church of Laci) will be suspended. The Episcopal Conference of Albania released on Thursday a decree on the suspension of all...

COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Culture Venues and Art Events
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COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Culture Venues and Art Events

TIRANA, March 12 As the cases of COVID-19 infected people increased in Albania, theaters, museums, concert halls, archeological parks will stay closed until April 3rd. The Ministry of Culture informed on Wednesday that all cultural events, conferences, national councils, public hearings events planned by the subordinate institutions will be canceled. More specifically the official statement...

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Albania
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First COVID-19 Death Reported in Albania

TIRANA, March 11 Albania recorded its first death from the COVID-19 virus, health officials said on Wednesday. Deputy Health Minister Mira Rakacolli said the victim was a 73 years old woman from the city of Durres, who had a history of traveling between Bologna in Italy and Albania. The Deputy Minister said that the 73-year-old...

WHO Advice for International Travel
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WHO Advice for International Travel

TIRANA, March 10 Albania is among the countries that are now reporting cases of COVID-19. Like many other countries, authorities introduced new travel restrictions. Thus all flight and ferry services between Albania and Italy are suspended. Travel restrictions have changed often and quickly during the last 24 hours, hence those who consider traveling from or...