Current COVID-19 situation: The Ministry of Health of North Macedonia monitors and holds daily press conferences on the COVID-19 outbreak. The detailed and updated number of cases – including statistics on patients in remission, number of new cases, deaths and the total of positive tests for COVID-19 – is published daily on the Ministry’s website.
- Assessment of the health system: According to the North Macedonian Ministry of Health, the country has around 1 000 hospital beds at its disposal for hospitalisation of patients with coronavirus dispatched in a dozen State-owned and private hospitals. At the beginning of the outbreak, the country had around 250 respirators. As of 6 April, North Macedonia had 4 500 COVID-19 tests and quickly received 20 000 additional units.
- •The Government issues regulatory responses to mitigate the effects on the economy, rules applicable to the population and information on a dedicated COVID-19 website.
- In view of the current situation and the relative stabilisation of the curve of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in North Macedonia, the Government is considering an exit from the containment measures and a progressive opening of the economy. On 12 May 2020, Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski announced a three step plan towards that end.
The COVID-19 crisis in North Macedonia
Извор: OECD – 25.05.2020