Epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorovic said that there is no need to impose a 24-hour curfew if people continue taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously and respect the existing measures.
He also warned that ‘there is no zero risk when it comes to the infection.
Tiodorovic added that it would be difficult to introduce a 24-hour curfew because food and energy production must continue, which is why the idea of banning everyone from leaving their homes from Saturday at 1 p.m. to Monday morning at 5 a.m. was introduced.
“We will see the results of this measure in five or six days,” he added. He also said that the weakest link in the chain is the citizens who do not comply with the measures. “We have a difficult period until Easter, when the number of patients will grow. Our task is to flatten the curve as much as possible and ultimately to eradicate the epidemic which implies that everybody is responsible,” said Tiodorovic.
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The provincial health secretary Zoran Gojkovic said that 269 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Vojvodina, of which 107 patients are receiving treatment at the Vojvodina Clinical Centre, while a number of self-isolated citizens have recovered.
“We have adapted the Novi Sad Fair premises into a makeshift hospital which currently has 39 patients. So far, we have recorded eight deaths and seven people have been released from hospital care,” said Gojkovic, estimating that the epidemic is under control and that no sudden spikes have occurred.
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