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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...

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...

Museum, Castles & Archaeological Parks, What Were the Most Visited in 2019
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Museum, Castles & Archaeological Parks, What Were the Most Visited in 2019

TIRANA, January 31 Archeological parks were the most visited cultural travel destinations in Albania during 2019. Official data released by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirm that archeological parks won over museums and castles and other monuments of culture. All together, castles, museums, archeological parks, and monuments of cultures attracted 1,065,081 visitors or 6.7 percent...

Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage
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Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage

TIRANA, January 22 An initiative launched by the Durres Port Authority aims at creating a national maritime museum and two underwater marine parks for scuba diving enthusiasts. According to the Port Authority, 11 ships sunk in Durres maritime area during WWI and WWII and a total of 60 shipwrecks are located along the Albanian coastline....

Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake
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Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake

TIRANA, December 4 The tower at the historic Kruja Castle, one of the country’s most important castles and a major tourist attraction was damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th. Other national landmarks damaged by the earthquake are the Clock Tower at Preza Castle and the ancient walls in Durres. Besides the bell tower at...

Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 
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Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 

TIRANA, November 27   In the light of the emergency state in the region of Durres and Tirana, Albanian and international citizens, the business community, the Albanian Diaspora, and foreign governments are showing their support and helping out the victims with assistance, disaster relief funds, and supplies. Citizens affected by the earthquake are currently sheltered in...

Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency
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Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency

TIRANA, November 27 Rescue crews from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Romania, France, and Israel are continuing to search for survivors in Durres and Thumana, one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks devastated buildings and killed 26 people (Wednesday morning). About 24 hours from the strongest earthquake of Tuesday morning, the Albanian...

Historical and Cultural Monuments to Visit While in Durres
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Historical and Cultural Monuments to Visit While in Durres

TIRANA, AUGUST 30 The currently third most populous city in Albania, after the capital, Tirana and Fier, Durres is located in western-central Albania. Since its establishment around 7th century BC, Durres has witnessed the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires gone by and has been one of the most important cities of Albania throughout the centuries...

Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Albania
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Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Albania

TIRANA, June 17 Are you excited about your family vacation at the beach this summer? Don’t allow the challenges of holiday planning to hit your pre-trip happiness. Despite the excitement of planning a family trip or summer holidays to a beach destination, challenges appear when you try to find activities for the entire family. It...

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear
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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the leading natural artists in Britain at the time with a...