Incumbent Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti held a virtual meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer, focusing on the challenges facing Kosovo, including Kosovo, the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "Prime Minister Hoti thanked Mr. Palmer for the cooperation and the continuous support of the USA for Kosovo in all stages of state building", it was said in the announcement. Regarding the pandemic, Hoti announced the same day that the same measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be implemented in Kosovo.
"Health institutions are operating at full capacity, the supply of drugs is stable, and by the end of the month is expected to reach the first contingent of 33 thousand doses of COVAX vaccine and immediately begin vaccination of citizens," said Hoti. In the last seven days alone, over 4,500 cases of infection have been registered in Kosovo. As of February 11, there are no curfews in any city in Kosovo, while the working hours of economic operators are from 05:00 to 22:00. Otherwise, Kosovo continues to be the only country in Europe that has not started the vaccination process. The scheme of the World Health Organization, COVAX, through which the coronavirus vaccines are expected to be distributed in poor countries, has announced that Kosovo can be supplied with this vaccine until May.
In the delivery through COVAX, Kosovo will receive 100,800 doses of vaccine produced by the company AstraZeneca. The Ministry of Health in Kosovo, in early January, had announced that it had received confirmation from the American company, Pfizer, for the provision of 535,000 vaccines against coronavirus. However, officials of this company have told Radio Free Europe that they are still in discussions with the incumbent Government of Kosovo for the supply of vaccines.