Minister of Health Bekim Sali had a meeting on Thursday with the heads of the religious communities in the country, after which they together urged all citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The meeting was attended by the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric (MOC-OA) Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Islamic religious community Shakir Fetahu, the bishop of the Catholic Church Kiro Stojanov and the president of the Jewish community Pepo Levi.
“In the midst of a pandemic, when everyone is affected by the virus and many of us have lost loved ones, I want to call for vaccination against this plague, which has changed our way of life for two years now. I am convinced that this is the only way to protect against the spread of the virus, so get vaccinated,” said Minister Sali.
The head of the MOC (OA) Archbishop Stefan said that the church from the beginning urged for adherence to the restrictive measures and that it once again appealed to the believers to protect themselves from the virus via vaccination.