At Friday’s meeting, the Commission on Infectious Diseases reviewed the epidemiological situation in the country. In the past week, there was a slight increase in the number of new cases (8.5%), which is a significantly lower increase compared to the previous week (55.7%) and is in line with the decrease in the reproduction number (P0). The Republic of North Macedonia is in the phase of wide transmission, with adequate response capacities.
In these conditions, the Commission does not recommend the introduction of new restrictive measures and urges citizens to behave conscientiously and respect the measures that are in force, i.e. compulsory wearing of protective masks in healthcare facilities, pharmacies, in public transport and other care facilities. It is of particular importance for citizens who have symptoms or suspect they are COVID-positive to behave responsibly and protect the people around them by avoiding close contact with other people and staying indoors without wearing face masks.