Flights to the UK will also be suspended today, March 16th, starting at 23pm as a precautionary measure in the battle against the coronavirus.
That decision was made today by Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, given that the UK took very late action, only after confirmation of 1372 infections and 35 victims. It was the Prime Minister Edi Rama to give the news on this further measure.
The first to close the borders was Italy, due to the high number of infected and victims, followed by the countries of the region, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.
The Ministry of Health: 2268 other doctors, nurses, pharmacists, experts and medical students will support the health personnel who are on the front line.
Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu has made it known that 2268 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, public health expertsMedical students responded to the call from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to join the front line in the war against COVID-19.
The Ministry advises citizens who come to hospitals and health centers to share all information on movements and contacts with confirmed cases of infection with doctors. This is essential to protect medical personnel and make it easier for thousands of epidemiologists to work at your service in these hours.
"Do not go out on the street if it is not necessary and avoid gatherings in public places" is the invitation from the Ministry, addressed to all citizens.
Rama: traffic ban also for pedestrians after 18.00
“From tomorrow the circular of the Ministry of Health enters into force, which also provides for fines for those who travel on foot or who gather in public parks and other outdoor environments.
100 times sorry for these restrictive measures but we have no other way to win this war.
It will be forbidden for everyone to move on the territory, except for emergency reasons, or for the purchase of food and drugs. "
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