The Technical Committee of Experts has decided to extend the time of allowing music until 23:00 pm, while the curfew and other measures will remain unchanged.
“The Committee of Experts, based on the data of the epidemiological investigation of infected cases, based on the continuity of the vaccination process and mass vaccination as one of the main elements of protection against infection, proposes the extension of the allowed schedule of music from 22:00 that we had, at 23:00. While other measures continue to remain in force, as they were before and that entered into force on July 1, 2021 “, announced the chairwoman of the Technical Committee of Experts, prof. Mira Rakacolli.
Speaking about the two-week epidemiological situation, the Director of the Institute of Public Health, Albana Fico said: “The two-week incidence for the period July 5-18 is 5 per 100 thousand inhabitants. There is a slight increase in the average of daily positive cases from 8 to 13. The number of active cases has increased to 156 compared to 137. While there is a decrease in the number of affected municipalities, from 10 to 9. Infection ratio female-male is 52-48% ”.
Prof. Dhimitër Kraja spoke about the condition of the patients in the Infectious Diseases Hospital, saying that not all the patients were vaccinated and appealed for the vaccination of the citizens.
“The hospitalized persons are 65 years old and older, none of them is vaccinated, neither with one dose nor with two doses of vaccines. This situation is not accidental, it coincides with the period that comes after vaccination and after the time when vaccination gives positive effects, so chronologically coincides with the post-vaccination stage, this is a positive thing and it encourages us, the vaccine in Albania is working, “Vaccines in Albania are effective, they are protective because the facts are: No case that is vaccinated is hospitalized”, said Kraja.
Except for the extension of the music permitting hours until 23:00, the other measures, as follows, remain unchanged:
Citizen traffic and activity of bars and restaurants is limited from 24.00 – 06:00; sports championships with the presence of fans with reduced capacities up to 30% are allowed according to the IPH protocol; The activities of theaters, artistic and cultural performances, conferences are allowed, with a reduced capacity of up to 30% of spectators or participants, according to IPH protocols.