Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said that between 600 and 700 people throughout Serbia were fined over the weekend for violating the curfew.
According to him, senior citizens showed the utmost discipline. Among the most disciplined were citizens of Jagodina, Prijepolje, Vranje, Kraljevo and Sombor, while the largest number of those who violated the curfew came from Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kikinda and Sremska Mitrovica.
“We introduced the curfew to save lives, not on a whim. I wish the situation was better and that there are fewer people who think nothing bad can happen to them and who violate the measures,” said the Minister.
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Since senior citizens showed the utmost discipline and the Minister urged those people who violate government measures to look up to the elderly, adding that all those people who the police found to be in violation of the curfew were fined.
“We are giving everyone fines and launching criminal charges against them because we want to show people that this is a serious situation. Most people who respect the measures show that they are an intelligent part of society; those who violate the measures will be severely punished, regardless of who they are,” Stefanovic said.
Speaking about violations of the measure of self-isolation, he said that the situation is now much better than in the previous period.
The Minister also urged all citizens not to make the work of police officers more difficult and reiterated that 31 members of the police were infected with the coronavirus – one died from the infection and about 900 members of the police are in solitary confinement.
The longest curfew since the introduction of the state of emergency lasted from Saturday at 13:00 to 5:00 this morning.
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