TIRANA, June 15 (Xinhua) — Albania on Monday registered 69 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 1,590, the country’s Public Health Institute said.
“During the past 24 hours, 319 tests were conducted, and 69 were positive COVID-19 cases,” Eugena Tomini from the Public Health Institute told a press briefing.
In recent days, according to Tomini, positive cases have been revealed in some enterprises and commercial entities, reiterating the call of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on businesses to correctly implement safety protocols at work.
According to health authorities, a total of 20,813 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country on March 9.
Eleven patients diagnosed with COVID-19 recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the country’s total number of recoveries to 1,055. The death toll remains unchanged at 36.
On Monday, Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu declared that authorities are closely monitoring the situation in the country with the record increase in positive cases.
She ruled out the possibility of a second lockdown for the country, while emphasizing that a good part of the work is up to citizens, who need to be made aware of the new normal.
The government has decided to postpone the resumption of public transport scheduled for Monday due to the sharp increase in the new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past few days and the failure in meeting the conditions set by the county’s Union of Public Transport Associations on Friday. Enditem
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