Crisis Staff on new measures; "We will certainly take a tougher stance"
Epidemiologists warned about such a sequence of things even before the extended weekend due to the national holiday of Sretenje.
"All the data for the weekend are not relevant, there is always less testing for the weekend and the holiday, but we will have a situation during the week when that number increases," said Professor Dr Branislav Tiodorovi, epidemiologist and member of the Crisis Staff.
According to him, in this "first phase", during this week, a rigorous control of compliance with the measures will follow, as well as the closure of bars and cafes that do not respect the measures.
"If that does not give a result in the coming days, the working hours of catering facilities will be shortened," said Tiodorovi. Dr Tiodorovi has been announcing the tightening of current measures for some time now, when the number of patients in Serbia has suddenly started to grow. However, as he says, shortening the working hours of cafes will not bring any effect if they do not respect the rules of gathering and organizing parties, so he sees a greater effect in increasing control.
"What I see as a bright spot is really more rigorous control and application of all legally allowed forms. Communal militia and police assistance have been very strongly involved, but the situation is different than we had in November and December, not to mention July, which took many lives", reminds Dr Tiodorovi.
"Measures should have been tightened earlier" Screenshot/TV Prva
Professor Tiodorovi pointed out that the measures should have been tightened earlier, in those cities and settlements where we have a significant increase, and those are primarily Vranje, Kraljevo and Arilje. As he says, Belgrade does not consider it alarming, as we should not base a...