North Macedonia

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    Video caption: Bulgaria bus crash: Children among dozens killed when bus crashed and caught fire

    At least 46 people, including 12 children, died when the bus crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria.

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    Video caption: Covid hospital gutted by fire in North Macedonia

    A fire has torn through a hospital for Covid-19 patients in North Macedonia, killing at least 14.

  3. Covid hospital destroyed by fire in Tetovo

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    Video caption: Covid hospital gutted by fire in North Macedonia

    A fire has torn through a hospital for Covid-19 patients in North Macedonia, killing at least 14.

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    Video caption: 'He raised me like you' Journalist asks Mourinho for picture in honour of his late father

    Spurs manager Jose Mourinho agrees to take a photo with a Macedonian journalist to put at his late father's resting place.

  5. Worrying spikes in Balkans - and other European headlines

    Serbs queuing outside a clinic in Belgrade, 24 Jun 20
    Image caption: Serbs queuing outside a clinic in Belgrade

    Fears of a second wave are very real in the Balkans, as infection rates have risen this month in Serbia and North Macedonia. They had been brought down throughout May, through strict controls.

    • In the Serbian capital Belgrade the wearing of masks is now compulsory on public transport and in shopping malls, gyms and other sports facilities. Official data showed 242 new Covid-19 cases on Monday - part of a rising trend. The rate in May was about 50 daily
    • North Macedonia reported its highest death toll from Covid-19 in a single day on Monday - 12 - and 132 new cases. According to available data, the country has Europe’s second-worst infection rate after Sweden, and is followed by Serbia
    • Shortly, the EU is expected to confirm a list of 14 non-EU countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to enter the bloc. Balkan neighbours Serbia and Montenegro are on the list, diplomats say, but the US, Brazil, China and Russia are not. Among those on the list - to be regularly updated - are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, South Korea
    • Switzerland is debating whether to make mask-wearing compulsory on public transport. The national health authority has called for masks, wherever 1.5m social distancing is impossible. President Simonetta Sommaruga tweeted her support for masks, wearing one on a tram.
    President Sommaruga on a Swiss tram, 29 Jun 20
    Image caption: President Sommaruga on a Swiss tram