TIRANA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Albania's Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu on Wednesday called for the citizens' cooperation in respecting protective measures and health protocols as the country registered the biggest daily increase of coronavirus cases.
"Ever since we decided to reopen, we have shared with you the belief that things will go well, only if a basic condition is met: the citizens' cooperation," Manastirliu said via a Facebook post.
Forty-two new coronavirus were reported by the Health Ministry on Wednesday, the biggest daily increase registered in Albania, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 1,341.
"Following the initial gradual opening and then the complete lifting of lockdown measures two weeks ago, Albania still has a community transmission of the infection," Manastirliu wrote.
Manastirliu said that in recent days there is an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Infectious Diseases Hospital.
"As long as no country in the world has yet been able to find either the cure or the vaccine, no one can relax and neglect individual measures of hygiene and social distancing or health protocols," Manastirliu underlined.
According to her, health system in Albania is at the highest level of readiness and field work is continuing to reveal any case and contact as well to break the chain of infection.
On Wednesday, the health authorities informed that the number of recovered patients reached 980, while the death toll stands at 34. Enditem