Two more Serbian government officials have tested positive for the coronavirus, their respective ministries said on Monday.
Finance Ministry State Secretary Jelena Tanaskovic tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and has mild symptoms, the ministry confirmed for Blic daily. Ministry sources said that Tanaskovic was most probably infected outside the ministry because she was sent to work from home when the state of emergency was declared and was not in contact with anyone from the ministry.
The second reported case on Monday is Environment Ministry State Secretary Dragan Jeremic who told the media in Valjevo that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He said he has been in self-isolation since March 21 after being in contact with fellow State Secretary Branislav Blazic who died in hospital.
Tanaskovic and Jeremic are the fifth and sixth government officials who tested positive for the coronavirus. The first was the late Blazic, followed by an advisor and two civil servants in the Education Ministry.
The media reported that Culture and Information Minister Vladan Vukosavljevic was in hospital after developing symptoms of the COVID-19 disease but tested negative for the coronavirus and was diagnosed with pneumonia.