Yesterday was the worst day contagion-wise since the beginning of the pandemic in Serbia, as there were 1,053 new people infected with the coronavirus and 5 who died as a result of it.
It is estimated that the situation will get worse and the question is therefore what new measures will be introduced in the country. The government’s Crisis Unit is due to meet later this week, and the media have been speculating that new restrictive measures could be implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.
The first measure could be people arriving in the country producing a negative PCR test, and the second will probably be shortening the working hours of catering facilities (bars, restaurants, clubs…) from 11 pm to 8 or 9 pm.
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As experts explain, the average age of the people infected with the coronavirus ranges from 20 to 40 but there are quite a few patients whose age is between 50 and 60. Nightclubs and massive parties certainly pose the greatest danger for the spread of the virus.
“We need to make it mandatory for people entering Serbia to produce a negative PCR test and reduce the working hours of commercial facilities. Some measures have proven to be invalid because people refuse to acknowledge the real danger, ” says epidemiologist Dr Srdja Janković.
In his guest appearance on Happy TV, Serbian Health Minister, Zlatibor Lončar, spoke about personal responsibility and moderation being very important at this moment and that everyone should be aware that the virus is still around.
Although he has not specified which new measures could be introduced, the focus will be on the working hours of the commercial establishments.
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