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Confirmed by the Ministry of Health: The "Delta" variant of Covid-19 has entered Albania
The Ministry of Health informs that the new variant "Delta" of Covid-19 has entered our country. This has been confirmed after in-depth genetic analysis by the Reference Laboratory in Berlin.
The Ministry of Health and Social Protection announces that, following the process of monitoring the situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Institute of Public Health, part of which is the monitoring of circulating variants, from the samples sent to the Institute of Virology - Charite in Berlin, Germany, where in-depth genetic analysis of virus genome sequencing was performed on these samples, resulted in the Delta B.1.617.2 variant.
The confirmation of the circulation of the Delta variant in Albania, suspected by the laboratory signals and already confirmed by the Reference Laboratory in Berlin, coincides with the increase of infections in the last 2 weeks in our country.
MSHMS appeals to citizens to be vaccinated in the nearest vaccination center, health center, mass vaccination centers or with mobile units.
Vaccination saves lives! Vaccines work, they reduce the chance of infection and largely avoid hospitalizations and fatalities.
The Delta variant of Sars-Cov2 infection is the most transmitted variant, so observance of physical distancing measures, placement of masks indoors and hygiene are essential to limit the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Health addresses all citizens to rigorously implement preventive measures:
Preliminary self-quarantine in cases when you have signs of Covid19 virus or if you have had contact with people confirmed with this virus.
We invite citizens to contact the family doctor immediately for any suspicion and to follow the doctor's instructions for the follow-up and treatment protocol. For any health emergency contact the unique number 127 with the National Medical Emergency Center.
Once again, the Ministry of Health calls for mass vaccination to curb the spread of the dangerous virus.
Currently in Albania are performed 1,134,085 vaccinations, of which, 496,714 thousand citizens have been vaccinated with both doses of anticovid vaccine. Even today, open vaccination continues for every citizen +18 years old in the vaccination centers everywhere in the country, until 8 o'clock in the evening.