President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters that a new curfew would be introduced from Saturday at 1 pm until Monday 5 am and that pets could be walked from 11 pm to 1 am as of Saturday night, not further than 200 meters from home and not more than two people together.
People over the age of 65 will be allowed to go shopping on Sundays from 4 to 7 am, as before, despite the new curfew.
Vucic said that the peak of the crisis was expected in the next 15 days, according to experts’ estimate.
“That’s why it is important to take care about ourselves since we have more infected and more deaths,” Vucic said.
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He added that the testing capacities were drastically enlarged, “we’ll build an additional laboratory, and will be ready soon to analyse anti-bodies locally, to see how everything went on and what to expect in the next virus season.”
Asked about the possibility of 24-hour curfew, Vucic said he “wouldn’t think for a second about implementing it if the experts say it was necessary.”
“If we don’t get within five feet of each other in the next 14 days, we won’t have any more infections,” he underlined.
Russia’s aid is due to arrive today along with eight of their doctors and other disinfection equipment. The export of yeast to the Republic of Srpska has also been allowed, the first time since the yeast production was reinstated in Serbia.
According to the latest information, a total of 1,171 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed and 31 deaths were recorded in Serbia by 3 p.m. yesterday.
As reported on the Covid19.rs portal, since the last report at 15:00, 637 people were tested, 111 of which were positive and 526 negative for the virus.
The Ministry of Health confirmed that 783 patients are hospitalized at the moment, and 81 people are on a respirator.
“More than 95% of deaths in Europe affect adults over 60 years of age, but young people are not totally exempted,” said the head of the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Kluge.
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