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COVID-19 Surge Strains Balkan Health Systems to Their Limits

An additional organisational hurdle is having to swiftly transform hospitals wards that were not designed to treat infections into COVID-19 centres.

Doctors say this results in bad conditions in hospitals, with complaints ranging from disregard for safety protocols to lack of equipment and having to pay steep prices for essential medicines that should come at the state's expense.

Media: Decision on schools and kindergartens to be reached soon?

Along with the fact that working hours of cafes, restaurants, clubs and bookmakers have been shortened to 6 pm until Tuesday, the number of passengers in public city transport will be limited, and all those who can be sent to work from home will do so.

Believers Take to Serbian Capital for Funeral of Patriarch

Serbs lined the streets of Belgrade to pay homage to the late Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej for his funeral on Sunday, despite the spike in COVID-19 infections across the country.

Irinej tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to hospital in Belgrade on November 4. His condition worsened on November 15 and he passed away on November 20, aged 90.

The black record in Serbia continues, a record number of people on respirators

Since the last daily bulletin, 13.429 people have been tested.
Currently, 6.214 patients are hospitalized, and 212 people are being treated on respirators.
With 31 deaths today, the number of victims in Serbia has risen to 1.199, while the mortality rate has dropped to 0.99 percent.

Vučić about Patriarch Irinej: He surrendered his soul with a single desire VIDEO

"His God was the God of reason, the one who forgives, understands and loves. God of all of us, the one who does not divide, but unites. Love was the basis of his faith because he knew that faith and hope are impossible without love. His Serbia was the one he was creating. A Serbia of peace, which understands and gathers, which wins through work and wisdom," Vucic said.

Black numbers from Serbia - record number of patients on respirators

16.938 people were tested.
There are 209 patients on respirators, which is the highest number since the outbreak of the epidemic.
6.071 patients were hospitalized.
With today's 28, the number of deaths in Serbia has risen to 1.168, and the mortality rate is 1.01 percent.
The total number of registered cases of coronavirus in Serbia is 116.125.

SEE Digital Rights Network Established

Nineteen organisations from Southeast Europe have joined forces in a newly-established network that aims to advance the protection of digital rights and address the growing challenges posed by the widespread use of advanced technologies in society.

Conditions for Serbian citizens for entering Montenegro have been announced

National Coordination Body has published specific conditions for entering Montenegro.
The IPH proposal states that the mitigation of measures was conceived taking into account the current level of the new coronavirus in Montenegro and the surrounding countries, and after consultations with representatives of the tourism industry and the association of hoteliers and caterers.

Turkey in touch with 92 countries to restart flights, says minister

Turkey has completed discussions with 92 countries for resumption of flights, the country's transportation and infrastructure minister said on Aug. 14.  

Turkey continues to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights with 48 countries as of Aug. 13, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a press release.

Kosovo and Serbia to Resume Dialogue in Washington

The US special envoy to the stalled Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Richard Grenell, said on Twitter on Friday that a meeting between Kosovo and Serbia would take place in Washington on September 2.

"We are happy to announce that the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will meet at the White House for a negotiation on September 2″, Grenell tweeted without providing further details.

Mergermarket: New Sale of Telenor Bulgaria Contemplated

The Bulgarian telecom operator Telenor may change ownership again, just two years after the Czech group PPF owned by Petr Kellner purchased the company. This was featured in Mergermarket, a specialized merger and acquisition information platform, citing anonymous industry directors as sources, as reported by Capital.