From: Exit News
Lockdown May Return if Hospitals Overwhelmed

Albania may go back under quarantine if the number of hospitalized coronavirus infected cases surpasses the country’s hospital capacities.

National Center for Medical Emergencies director Skënder Brataj said that the country may only go back under lockdown if hospitalization numbers increase to such a point that medical resources, both in personnel and equipment, are exhausted.

Brataj said that there are 400 beds in the country for coronavirus patients. 64 of them are currently occupied. Meanwhile, as of June 19, there are 682 coronavirus active cases in the country. 

However, in late April, as the government was slowly easing restrictions, the Institute of Public Health’s (IShP) Eugena Tomini warned that measures would not be relaxed any further if the number of hospitalized patients reached 90 while the number of those in intensive care reached 10-15.