Yesterday, the Serbian government prescribed special measures to protect the population from the COVID-19 virus in towns where a state of emergency was declared due to the epidemic.
The state of emergency was declared in Novi Pazar, Tutin, Kragujevac and Vranje, while Belgrade, Kraljevo, Uzice and Valjevo were marked as crisis points.
“In order to stop the further spread and transmission of the infection, the government has, among other things, decided to ban the gathering of more than five people inside and outside all facilities, providing it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of two metres and implement adequate personal protection measures. It will also not be possible to organize ceremonies as well as sports and entertainment events,” announced the Government of Serbia.
Catering facilities will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
“When it comes to schools and educational establishments, all preventive measures must be fully implemented. Meetings in educational institutions will be postponed and admissions and other examinations will be conducted with the application of all personal protection measures (the physical distance of two metres, mandatory use of mask and gloves). The use of outdoor and indoor swimming pools, wellness centres and spas will not be possible for the time being, but with the implementation of protective measures (masks and gloves), beauty and hairdressing salons, fitness centres and gyms will continue to operate,” says the note.
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Government authorities have decided to donate 200 million dinars to citizens whose families and housing were damaged during the floods in June this year. Based on local government registers, these funds will be distributed in the form of free assistance.
As of yesterday, it is mandatory to wear masks in the area of the city of Belgrade, not only in transport, but in all enclosed spaces – shopping malls, restaurants, night bars, as well as maintain a physical distance of at least one metre.
Four people have died in Serbia, in the last 24 hours, as a result of the coronavirus infection, and 272 new infections have been recorded, according to official data. So far, 281 people have officially died of coronavirus in Serbia. There are currently 73 patients on ventilators; 31 more than the day before.
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