Institute for Public Health

Ministry of Education: To be precise, final decision has not been made yet

As they announced, after Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ruzic's statement in the media, different interpretations appeared related to testing students, as well as the percentage of positive students in the class based on which the class switches to online classes.

Montenegro Marks Rise in COVID-19 Cases as Tourists Arrive

Tourists taking photos of a ship in the Boka Kotorska bay, Montenegro. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

The head of the Institute for Public Health, Igor Galic, on Wednesday said the epidemiological situation in Montenegro is complex, and the number of new infections could increase in the next weeks.

Montenegro’s COVID-19 Hotspots Demand New Measures as Crisis Escalates

Montenegrin minister of health Jelena Borovinic Bojovic on the press conference.Photo: Government of Montenegro

On Tuesday, the Institute for Public Health said Montenegro currently had 1,257 active coronavirus active cases for every 100,000 citizens. This is the highest rate in the region.

Montenegro Warned about Poor Conditions in Remand Prisons

Police patrol during the curfew in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

"In the remand prison in Podgorica, there were not enough blankets and no soap in the men's toilet. The council also registered the fact that two detainees shared one bed in a detention room," said Zekovic.

Montenegro Places First Town under Total Quarantine

Empty streets in Tuzi. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

Government vice-president Milutin Simovic told locals on Tuesday night that they would have to remain at home until further notice. "Without exception, all citizens of Tuzi must be at their homes. We are beginning a battle for this town and for all of Montenegro," Simovic told a press conference.

Measles Epidemic in Serbia Claims First Fatality

Serbian Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar confirmed on Wednesday that an unvaccinated man from Belgrade had died from measles, which has spread across Serbia since an outbreak was first reported in November.

"This problem can't be solved until we are all vaccinated," Loncar told the press, calling on parents to protect their children's health.

First in Europe: Every day one child is diagnosed with cancer in Serbia

BELGRADE - In Serbia every day one child is diagnosed with cancer, and every week one dies from this disease. Serbia is the first in Europe according to this statistics, and only the fact that cancers among the youngest are curable in growing percentage (almost 80 percent of cases) is encouraging.