COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia
COVID-19 Outbreak cases in Serbia.png
Number of confirmed cases by municipality
(as of 28 April 2020):
  0 confirmed
  1–35 confirmed
  39–138 confirmed
  151–1014 confirmed
  1882 confirmed
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationSerbia
(excluding Kosovo)
Index caseSubotica
6 March 2020 (622 days ago)
Arrival date6 March 2020 – present
(1 year, 8 months, 1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases10,176
Active cases6,668
Recovered3,290
Deaths
218
Government website
covid19.rs
covid19.data.gov.rs

The COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia is a current outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 in Serbia caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Cases[change | change source]

Its first case in Serbia was reported on 6 March 2020.[1] The case was a 43-year-old man from Bačka Topola who had travelled to Budapest.[2]

As of 12 May 2020, 151,304 individuals were tested of which there have been 10,243 confirmed cases, 3,600 recoveries and 220 deaths in Serbia.[3]

Response[change | change source]

On 15 March 15, a state of emergency was declared. Many argue the declaration was against the constitution, since there was no debate among the MPs in the Serbian Parliament. All schools, Kindergarten and universities are closed.[4][5]

The following day, a curfew from (20:00h) to (05:00) has been created across the whole country. In addition, people of the age of 65 and above have been forbidden to leave the house.[6]

On 20 March, cafe bars, shopping malls, public transportation have all been closed. Food delivery, however is allowed.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reuters (6 March 2020). "Serbia Reports First Case of Coronavirus-Health Minister". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-06 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. Health, P. M. N. (6 March 2020). "Serbia reports first case of coronavirus – health minister". Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  3. Informacija o novom korona virusu na dan 12.maj 2020. godine u 15 časova (in Serbian), retrieved 2020-05-12
  4. Nedeljnik.rs (2020-03-15). "Vučić: Proglašavam vanredno stanje, odluka stupa na snagu sad, zatvaraju se škole, vrtići, fakulteti, vojska će čuvati bolnice..." Nedeljnik. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  5. Tomić, Piše: Zoran R. (2020-03-26). "Vanredno stanje i ustavnost". Dnevni list Danas (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  6. https://www.juznevesti.com. "Uvedena zabrana kretanja noću, starijima od 65 zabranjen izlazak". Južne vesti (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  7. "Ukidanje javnog prevoza, zatvaranje restorana, kafića i tržnih centara". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-04-15.