Crisis Unit considering closing down bars and restaurants for 2 to 3 weeks

Epidemiologist Radmilo Petrović believes that all indoor spaces – cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, and theatres – should be closed for two to three weeks, in order for the country to stabilize the epidemiological situation.

Petrovic told Tanjug that closed spaces pose the greatest risk of transmission of the virus: “When the virus leaves the body, it passes in tiny droplet nuclei that fly in the air for a long time, so even the slightest air circulation spreads it everywhere and people get infected.”

According to him, only those restaurants and cafes that have an outdoor area could be open during the day, because they are not enclosed spaces, the air circulates and the virus has no chance to infect anybody.

The expert underlines that people’s movement should not be restricted but that it is also important to wear a mask outdoors, if in the presence of a large number of people.

Asked whether the spread of the virus and the increasing number of infected people on a daily basis can stop vaccination, Petrovic said that vaccination is going well and that an increase in the number of infected people cannot jeopardize it.

(B92, 08.03.2021)

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