Six earthquakes, the first 5.3 w, in a two-hour period near Korçë in southeastern Albania injure four people and damage around 100 houses.
The United States Department of the Treasury sanctions the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Intelligence Minister Esmaeil Khatib in response to a cyberattack against Albania.
Gabon, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Ghana and Albania are elected non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the 2022–2023 term.
Albania receives their first shipment of 192,000 doses of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine.
Albania begins its vaccination programme against COVID-19 with doses received from an undisclosed European Union country. Prime Minister Edi Rama is among the first to receive the vaccine.
Albania reports 501 new cases in the last 24 hours, a new single-day record and becomes the first time the country reports more than 500 cases in a single day.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits coastal Albania, bringing down many buildings and leaving people trapped under rubble. The Defense Ministry confirms 30 people killed and 650 others injured, mostly in Durrës County.
Thirteen sick people are taken off the stranded "Diciotti" vessel in Catania, Italy. Albania offers to take in 20 migrants.
An Albanian hitman serving time in Greece takes six people hostage in an apparent escape attempt.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi wins three awards, including the Golden Bear, for his film "Nader and Simin, A Separation" as the 61st Berlin International Film Festival ends. There are other winners from Argentina, Albania, Germany and Hungary.
Around 100,000 supporters of Albania's opposition Socialist Party pay silent tribute to three men shot dead at an anti-government protest a week ago. The Socialist supporters disperse calmly after a two-hour procession.