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via neweurope.eu01/22/2021

Out in the cold: SE Europe in dire need of vaccine supplies - New Europe

With the COVID-19 pandemic steadily worsening across much of Europe, the citizens of the continent’s Southeast European region have been left out of much of the extremely slow distribution of available vaccine supplies. With the bulk of incoming vaccine supplies from approved producers directed t

via voanews01/19/2021

Serbia Becomes First European Country to Use Chinese COVID Vaccine for Mass Rollout - Voice of America

Hundreds of members of Serbia's military lined up on Tuesday in their camouflage uniforms at an exhibition hall in Belgrade where nurses injected them with a Chinese-made vaccine against COVID-19. Last week Serbia received one million doses of Chinese Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first European country to start a mass inoculation program with it. Serbia is vaccinating essential workers such as police officers, teachers and soldiers after last month starting to treat the elderly in care homes and medical workers with its supplies of vaccines developed by Pfizer and BioNTech , and

via fodors01/19/2021

Who Makes the Best Cannoli in Sicily? - Fodor's Travel

For travelers with a sweet tooth, a visit to Italy's Sicily is a must. This region in Italy is home to the original cannoli, with local sweet shops and restaurants naming their rendition the best. We talked to local chefs about what makes their cannolis so special--so, whether you like them large, grainy, or topped with chocolate, there's a sweet shop for you.

via exit.al01/19/2021

Serbia Gives North Macedonia 8000 COVID-19 Vaccines - Exit - Explain Albania

North Macedonia will receive 8,000 vaccines against Pfizer Covid-19 from Serbia. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced on Monday that other vaccines are being negotiated. Prime Minister Zaev stated : “There was also talk about other vaccines for which they have an agreement, but which should check the clauses whether they can do so. I am very grateful and I want to

via exit.al01/16/2021

Rama Refuses MPs Request for Priority COVID-19 Vaccination - Exit - Explain Albania

MP Enver Roshi has proposed that MPs be vaccinated sooner, but his proposal was rejected by Prime Minister Edi Rama. During a press conference on Friday, Rama said: “No MP, no minister, no director, who is not over 75 years old, will get the vaccine earlier.” Rama himself took the vaccine on Monday. MP Roshi had submitted

via exit.al01/13/2021

Albania Has Obtained 1.6 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Says Institute of Public Health - Exit - Explain Albania

Albania has currently obtained 1.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Chief of Epidemiology at the Institute of Public Health (IShP) Silva Bino announced that 800 thousand people can be vaccinated as a result. She also stressed that the country had sufficient capacities to vaccinate the entire population within the end of the year. Bino

via exit.al01/11/2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Foreign Residents in Albania in Planning Stage - Exit - Explain Albania

The Albanian government is currently planning and considering how to vaccinate foreign residents in the country. Exit contacted a spokesperson of the Prime Minister to inquire whether foreign residents would be vaccinated as a group, or whether they would be included in the roll-out of vaccinations in the population. “For example, will you vaccinate all

via krebsonsecurity01/20/2021

New Charges Derail COVID Release for Hacker Who Aided ISIS - Krebs on Security

A hacker serving a 20-year sentence for stealing personal data on 1,300 U.S. military and government employees and giving it to an Islamic State hacker group in 2015 has been charged once again with fraud and identity theft. The new charges have derailed plans to deport him under compassionate release because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

via exit.al01/19/2021

Tirana and Hull Strike up Relations over Rugby - Exit - Explain Albania

One of Albania’s first rugby teams, KR Tirana has announced a collaboration with British rugby league team, Hull Dockers. The partnership has been created in order to develop the Albanian rugby scene. Former Hull player, Adam Vernon who now plays for KR Tirana said he was part of a group of players, dubbed “Hullbania” who

via exit.al01/18/2021

Albanian Prime Minister Criticizes the EU over Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines - Exit - Explain Albania

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has criticized the EU’s alleged failure to distribute COVID-19 vaccines fairly by also including the Balkans in their plan. “In terms of planning access to the Pfizer vaccines, the EU didn’t see beyond its own borders; it left the vaccination of people in our region to chance, or to what

via exit.al01/18/2021

No Need for Lockdown as COVID-19 Situation "Stable" - Exit - Explain Albania

The head of the microbiology laboratory at QSUT, Andi Koraqi stated that Albania does not need a full quarantine, as the situation with COVID-19 is under control. In an interview with ABC News on Monday, Koroqi said that the number of newly infected people has stabilized and the situation in hospitals is manageable. “Because the numbers are

via abc5701/14/2021

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back - ABC 57 News

Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the Covid-19 pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases soaring ever higher, many nations continue to view America with trepidation. What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it's still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:

via exit.al01/12/2021

Germany Is Not the Donor of COVID-19 Vaccines to Albania, Embassy Suggests - Exit - Explain Albania

Prime Minister Rama’s claim that about 1,000 Pfizer vaccines being administered in Albania were donated by an EU country was followed by suggestions that it could be Germany. The claims were fed by customs clearance documentation published by Balkanweb on Tuesday, which showed Germany as the country of production. Rama has maintained that the donor

via exit.al01/11/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination to Start Today in Albania - Exit - Explain Albania

Vaccination against COVID-19 starts today in Albania, according to Prime Minister Edi Rama. In a Facebook post this morning, Rama wrote: Through a Facebook post, Rama writes: ” Good morning and a few hours away from the start of the vaccination campaign… we enter the phase of the great offensive of the final departure [of

via exit.al01/19/2021

Rama: Up to Two Years to Complete COVID-19 Vaccination in Albania - Exit - Explain Albania

Prime Minister Edi Rama said that it could take two years to vaccinate all people in Albania against COVID-19 In Parliament yesterday, he said the most ambitious scenario is to vaccinate everyone within 12 months. “The most ambitious scenario is to vaccinate all categories and ages that are part of the vaccination plan within 12

via exit.al01/19/2021

Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19 Begins in Serbia - Exit - Explain Albania

President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic announced that another 250,000 doses of the Russian vaccine against COVID- 19 will arrive soon, as the country starts the mass vaccination today. “Mass vaccination with the Chinese vaccine is starting today, and as far as I have seen, it has shown the least unwanted indications in the world,” Belgrade-

via europeanwesternbalkans01/18/2021

Zaev: North Macedonia to get 8.000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Serbia - European Western Balkans

SKOPJE – North Macedonia is set to receive 8,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine from Serbia, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev announced on Monday, N1 reported. Zaev wrote on Facebook that he spoke to the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić who agreed to help North Macedonia, adding that...

via exit.al01/18/2021

369 Medical Personnel have Received COVID-19 Vaccine in Albania - Exit - Explain Albania

Prime Minister Edi Rama stated on Sunday that 369 doctors and nurses have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In a post on Facebook, Rama said that week after week the number of those vaccinated will increase. “369 doctors and nurses of the first line of battle with COVID19 are today more protected from the

via neweurope.eu01/13/2021

Albania's Rama cautiously balancing between Erdogan and Mitsotakis - New Europe

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on January 7, and made a hastily arranged “private” stop, widely seen as a form of balancing act, in Athens January 8.   Rama, and Albania in general, is perched between two intensely counter-spinning vortices

via abc17news01/12/2021

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back -

Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the Covid-19 pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases soaring ever higher, many nations continue to view America with trepidation. The European Union has omitted the United States from its list of countries whose tourists may visit. Americans still