Coronavirus: 5,353 new cases in Serbia and 49 more deaths HELLAS

The epidemiological situation in Serbia continues to be difficult, as the number of daily cases exceeds 5,000 and the number of patients in need of hospitalization is dramatically increasing.

In the last 24 hours, 5,353 new cases were confirmed and 49 patients died. 9,443 patients are being treated at Covid-19 Referral Hospitals, of which 333 are intubated.

Serbia without lockdown

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The Serbian government has decided to impose stricter measures on entry into the country during the holidays. Specifically, from December 20, a negative PCR test will be required for all travelers, not older than 48 hours. Serbian nationals will be able to enter the country without a test, but will be required to quarantine for 10 days at their residence.

At the moment in Serbia there are no restrictions on the movement of citizens while the shops, cafes and restaurants are open until 5:00 pm. The authorities left open the possibility of imposing stricter measures during the holidays and it is not ruled out that there may be a general lockdown as long as the new cases continue to increase.

The first doses of the vaccine in 2020 in Serbia

Regarding the coronavirus vaccine, it was announced by the President of the Republic Aleksandar Vuτςi ότι that before the end of the year a small quantity of the vaccines of Pfizer-Biontech and the Russian Sputnik V, which will be used for its vaccination, will arrive in Serbia. medical and nursing staff of Covid Referral Hospitals. Larger quantities will arrive by mid-January, Vucic said, and vaccinations will begin in the security forces and welfare, social institutions. Serbia will be supplied with three types of vaccines and citizens will be able to choose which one they want to be vaccinated with. Vaccination will be optional.

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