NM: 29 deaths, 1,069 newly infected; Crisis until June; Protest against PM

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Source: Tanjug / Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP

North Macedonia’s Health Ministry said late on Tuesday that in the previous 24 hours 29 people died from COVID-19-related complications, while out of 3,012 tested people, 1,069 were infected with the coronavirus.

The death toll stood 1,792, while 40,188 patients have recovered since the outbreak of the epidemic.

At the same time, 335,298 people have been tested.

The Ministry said that on Sunday night there were 20,965 active cases.

Earlier, North Macedonia’s Governmentsaid it planned to extend the crisis until June 2021.
In the meantime, despite the vast numbers of dead and infected people, several hundred gathered in Skopje in a protest against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

In an interview, Zaev said Macedonia and Bulgaria shared a common history and that Bulgarian forces were not the occupiers during the WW II, but an administration in the then Macedonia.

Source : Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP

The largest nationalist opposition party VMRO-DPMNE which organised the protest accused Zaev of “selling everything Macedonian” and “that it has to be stopped.”