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Eight more died in Serbia; 305 newly infected with coronavirus, total 1,476 infected

In the last 24 hours, the number of people positive to COVID-19 increased from 1.117 to 1.476.
Since Thursday at 3 pm, 748 people were tested and 305 were positive on COVID-19.
A total of 874 patients were hospitalized and 81 are placed on the respirator.
By 3 pm in Serbia, a total of 5.756 people were tested who met the criteria for a case definition.

Twitter shutters anti-Turkey Saudi, Egyptian accounts

Twitter said on April 2 it shut down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, several of which were involved in a smear campaign critical of Turkey and the Turkish government.

Serbia Pins Coronavirus Blame on Returning Serbs ‘Concealing Infection’

Vucic urged those Serbs who had left to return "to their ancestral homes and build a future here," promising special incentives to bring them back and help tackle the demographic crisis afflicting Serbia and much of the rest of Central and Eastern Europe.

Curfew from 1 pm on Saturday till 5 am on Monday VIDEO

He said at a news conference that more than two people had been banned from gathering as of tonight.
"The first measure is to introduce curfew on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 am on Monday," he said, adding that the ban does not apply to the pensioners who can go to the stores on Sunday from 4 am to 7 am.

Twitter Axes Thousands of Accounts ‘Promoting Serbia’s Ruling Party’

Twitter has removed almost 9,000 accounts that were "working to promote Serbia's ruling party", the Serbian Progressive Party, it said on Thursday.

"Toward the end of last year, we identified clusters of accounts engaged in inauthentic coordinated activity which led to the removal of 8,558 accounts working to promote Serbia's ruling party and its leader," Twitter announced.

Week in Review: Making Sense of the World Around Us

Skulduggery

While the world is gripped by news of the coronavirus' destructive spread, in Kosovo the fall of the Kurti government - and all the political and diplomatic wrangling which has come with it - competes for the attention of journalists and analysts.

Two crisis staff sessions today, followed by Vucic's address

It is a meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Staff to combat the contagious disease and to eliminate the possible adverse consequences of the COVID-19 infectious disease in the economy field.
Today, two crisis staffs will assess the need to introduce new measures to prevent the spread of the virus, epidemiologist Darija Kisic Tepavcevic announced yesterday.

"You do not have to pay taxes and contributions now, the state will pay"

Yesterday's press conference presented an economic program to help the economy with 5.1 billion euros, and, according to the minister, it is aid amounting to 11 percent of Serbia's gross domestic product.
The measures, Mali told RTS, have two goals, preserving jobs and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

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