"We can't close the country and destroy the economy because of a dozen patients"

He adds that it will probably be like that by the beginning of July.
The virus, he says, is now weak and out of 66 newly infected, only one or two have pneumonia, while at the height of the epidemic, 20 or 30 had pneumonia per 100 infected. Asked whether gatherings would be banned, Nestorovic said he didn't think so, because there was no reason for that.

Turkey sets out new criteria for COVID-19 tests

Turkey's Health Ministry has changed the criteria for conducting the COVID-19 tests as people started to show symptoms other than fever and dry cough more often.

Initially, the Health Ministry was conducting COVID-19 tests on people who had fever, dry cough and respiratory difficulties, which are considered to be the most common symptoms of the disease.

Health Ministry says SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study to be carried out June-September

The seroprevalence study for the SARS-CoV-2 infection, coordinated by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) will be carried out between June and September, according to an order of the Health Minister. "We are seeking to determine the degree of SARS-CoV-2 spreading among Romania's population, in order to properly substantiate the future protection measures of the population's health.

Over 100 persons protesting in Victory Square

Bucharest, May 16 /Agerpres/ - Over 100 persons are protesting on Saturday, in Victory Square, in front of the Government building, against the measures adopted by the Government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The gendarmes present distributed flyers to the protesters on the topic of infection with the novel coronavirus, said, for AGERPRES, representatives of the Bucharest Gendarmerie.

Thirty-two new coronavirus infections confirmed, two deaths

Two more people died from Covid-19 in Greece in the past 24 hours, putting the death toll at 138, a health ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Sotiris Tsiodras said 36 of the victims (26.1 pct) were women and rest were men. The median age of the deceased was 74 years and 90.6 percent had an underlying disease and/or were aged 70 or older.

BIRN Fact-Check: When Did Serbia Order All Arrivals to Self-Isolate?

The measures imposed by the authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been tightened up several times since they were first imposed in mid-March. The changes have been announced at special press conferences, usually in the evening, and then published in the Official Gazette, often with slight alterations.