Belgrade Mayor Zoran Radojicic said that the ban on celebrations and events in the capital, due to the increase in coronavirus patients, “is not an option at the moment, but the introduction of Covid-passes is a much more realistic possibility”.
Radojicic told Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS) that introducing the passes would be “a way to protect people who have not been vaccinated on the one hand, and on the other, it would allow businesses to function normally”.
He added that the decision would be made by the government’s Crisis Response Team, of which he is a member, but that “the opinions of others” would have to be heard, because the problem also has legal implications and not easy to solve. As he said, it is not yet known when the Crisis Response Team would meet next.
The mayor added that, according to the latest data, 57.5% of adult citizens in Belgrade have been vaccinated with one dose, and 55.5% with two doses. “We can never reach the desired 70% of the vaccinated residents as we have to deal with a lot of misinformation disseminated via social media,” said Radojicic.
He said that those who have died from the virus were mostly unvaccinated, but even that did not stimulate people enough to get the vaccine.
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