Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that the state would award the citizens who had been vaccinated with 3,000 dinars in addition to the second financial aid to help people cope with the economic consequences of the coronavirus epidemic.
The move followed an unsatisfactory response to the call for immunisation despite Serbia providing enough doses of four different types of shots and was declared the most successful country in the Western Balkans in the vaccination process.
Speaking at Pink TV, Vucic said the financial reward was for people who “proved responsible” and as a motive to those who had been either reluctant or so-called anti-vaxxers.
Despite experts’ warnings that Serbia was delivering the so-called helicopter money indiscriminately by most probably taking loans that current and next generations will be paying back, Vucic has already announced 30 Euro times two for all citizens and more for pensioners in 2021.
He also said that Serbian citizens who refused the COVID-19 vaccine and get ill from the virus will not be entitled to paid sick leave as citizens who fall ill despite being vaccinated.
Furthermore, Vucic said that Serbian nationals who had been re-vaccinated will be able to travel to Hungary, Greece and Turkey without any limitations, adding the negotiations with Russia and China, and some other countries were underway to accept Belgrade’s certificates on vaccination bilaterally.
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