Two more people have died from COVID-19 in North Macedonia

The Ministry of Health in North Macedonia announced on Wednesday that COVID-19 had claimed two more lives, raising the total number of victims in this country to 88.
The victims, one from Prilep and the other from Manastir, were both of advanced age and suffering from comorbidities.
Meanwhile, during the last 24 hours, 13 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, the ministry reported. This marks an increase after two days of less than 10 new cases per day.
From the start of the pandemic, 1,539 cases have been confirmed in North Macedonia, of which 1,057 have recovered and 394 are still suffering from it.
The new numbers come at a time, when authorities have announced partial lifts of the lockdown measures by next week. Some businesses will be allowed to reopen. Restaurants and cafeterias will serve only outdoors and with half capacity, to enforce social distancing among clients.
The government is in negotiations with neighboring countries and the European Union about the perspective of reopening the borders and partial resuming of trade and traffic. (r.a. Illyria)