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Almost 6.000 newly infected, 62 people died

There were 274 patients on respirators, and 6.721 patients were hospitalized.
As it is stated, the analysis of 19.718 samples was done.
Since the outburst of the epidemic in Serbia, 6.179.407 samples have been tested, and the virus has been confirmed in 1.104.117.

Serbia Bars Kosovo Team From Competing in Boxing Championship

A national boxing team from Kosovo spent the weekend travelling from Kosovo to the Serbian border three times for a planned journey to the Men's World Boxing Championships in Belgrade before finally returning home after Serbia refused to let them enter the country.

Lithium Lobbying: The Mining Plan in Serbia that’s Too Big to Fail

The permits have yet to be issued and Serbian authorities have mooted the possibility of a referendum, but with so much at stake can "the voice of the people" really stop mining giant Rio Tinto's plan to dig Europe's biggest lithium mine in western Serbia?

Serbia’s New War Crimes Strategy: Route to Justice or Dead End?

The country's new five-year national strategy for processing war crimes, which was adopted by the government earlier this month, sets out how prosecutors, judges and other officials intend to move forward in the period from 2021 to 2026.

Kenyans dominate 25th Ljubljana Marathon

Ljubljana – The 25th Ljubljana Marathon on Sunday was dominated by Kenyan runners, with Ernest Kibet Tarus winning the men’s race with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 39 seconds, and Kwamboka Momanyi Grace winning the women’s competition (2:38:10).

6.748 newly infected, the greatest number of dead so far

60 people died.
There are 282 patients on respirators.
Epidemiologist and member of the Crisis Staff, Dr Branislav Tiodorovic, said that doctors suggested switching to online classes for at least ten days, but as that proposal was not adopted, he does not expect the epidemiological situation to stabilize since the number of infected children is growing in Serbia.

Almost 7.700 newly infected, 57 people died

In the last 24 hours, 25,161 people were tested for coronavirus in Serbia.
There are 278 patients on respirators, and 6,733 people are on hospital treatment.
The mortality rate is 0.86.

Gang Leader’s Rise, Fall Paints Damning Picture of Serbia

Long notorious for his violent behaviour, Belivuk nevertheless spent relatively little time behind bars, a fact some have ascribed to the documented connections between his crime gang and state officials of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, SNS.

At the beginning of this year, Belivuk appears to have fallen out of favour.

Bulgaria: In September, Number of Detained Migrants was 28.9% Higher than in August

In September, a total of 1,626 third-country nationals were detained in Bulgaria, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior. Of these, 154 people were detained at the entrance to the state border, 128 at the exit without registration, and 1344 were found to be staying illegally in the interior of the country.

Montenegro Prosecution Indicts ‘Kavac’ Gang’s Alleged Kingpin

The special state prosecutor's offices in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: EPA/BORIS PEJOVIC

Police arrested Kascelan, 58, on April 21 suspicion of organising a criminal group that had committed and planned several serious crimes, while another high-ranking gang member, Radoje Zvicer, escaped from the country.

Kosovo Court Confirms Serb Ex-Policeman’s War Crimes Conviction

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the verdict finding former Serb reservist policeman Nenad Arsic guilty of war crimes and confirmed his six-year prison sentence.

Arsic was found guilty of committing the crimes on May 21, 1999 during a police operation against Kosovo Albanian civilians in Pristina's Emshir neighbourhood.

Vučić laid a wreath on the 80th anniversary of civilians' mass shooting in Kragujevac

The prayer, in memory of the victims, was served by Bishop Jovan of umadija with the clergy, and after that, President Vui laid a wreath at the "V3" monument, erected at the place where students and professors of the Kragujevac high school were shot dead on October 21, 1941.
"We don't forget," the president said via Instagram ahead of the start of the event.

BIG Shopping Center raised 55 million euros at the Israeli stock exchange

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd., the controlling shareholder (~95%) of BIG CEE, successfully raised NIS 205 million (approx. EUR 55 million) by issuing secured bonds in the Israeli stock exchange by refinancing the following shopping centers: BIG Fashion Kragujevac, BIG Kruevac and BIG Fashion Outlet Inija.