According to the latest data, there are 785 people infected with the coronavirus in Serbia.
In 91 cities in the country, according to Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, deputy director of the Batut Institute, there are no reported coronavirus patients and “it is now essential not to allow the infection to spread to these places.”
“In areas where the epidemic is already present, we must prevent it from spreading. It seems that in certain towns we are going in circles with new cases constantly appearing,” Kisic-Tepavcevic warned.
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She underlined again that it was important to realize that we were not passive observers, but we directly influence the epidemic curve with our behaviour.
“So far, we have been able to do what we wanted to do with these measures. Every life lost is something negative and we think we could have done better,” she added.
In some smaller towns, there are many people infected compared to the number of inhabitants because people still hold parties and dinners.
“We are repeating the same things over and over again, but it seems not to be enough. Once again, I would like to say that we, the people, play a key role in devised measures. There is no a personal guard or police officer for each and every one of us who will check if we adhering to measures,” she went on to say.
In Serbia, the curfew has been extended and now everyone cannot go out from 5 pm to 5 pm on weekdays and from 3 pm to 5 am on weekends, starting on Sunday 29 March. People over 65 years of age are only allowed to go shopping from 3 to 8 a.m., as shops are open for them from 4 to 7 a.m. President Aleksandar Vucic said that he will introduce a 24-hour curfew in the next few days unless the situation improved.
The previous measure allowing dog owners to walk between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. has also been abolished. More than 2,000 people have been reported for violation of the mandatory curfew or self-isolation.
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