25 February 2020 – National Medical Emergency Center encourages self-isolation, hospital budgets increased

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Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The head of the National Medical Emergency Center (NMEC) Skender Brataj… called on the citizens coming from the geographical areas where the coronavirus appeared but have no flu symptoms to stay at home, in conditions of frequent ventilation, to avoid contact with other family members and to wear a mask. “Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection met with the Technical Expert Committee, and decided to increase its hospital budget by $1 million, to increase the stock of personal protection equipment.” “citizens that suspect they have contracted the virus should call the designated National Emergency Number 127.” ” Albanian citizens arriving from China, Singapore, Iran, South Korea or Italy, to call the same number, so that a medical group with protective suits can escort them to an infections hospital for testing, with all samples sent to the Public Health Institute.”
Full details here: https://balkaneu.com/albania-national-medical-emergency-center-hands-out-coronavirus-instructions-and-increases-hospital-budget/?fbclid=IwAR0iSbB9XWv8cCaFWQjMl0l7oyEmnoBnBWFFtDidbci7RuoDUNcgYK1zgDQ