Vucic: I’ll be tested if need be; N1 shouldn’t 'hypocritically' worry about me

Vucic: I’ll be tested if need be; N1 shouldn’t 'hypocritically' worry about me

Vucic: I’ll be tested if need be; N1 shouldn’t 'hypocritically' worry about me Izvor: Tanjug/Dimitrije Nikolić

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said in the southern city of Nis on Friday he was in contact with doctors, and if there were any doubt he was infected, he would be tested on coronavirus, adding that N1 reporter shouldn't 'hypocritically' worry about his health without even knowing if he had any risky contacts, N1 reported on Friday.

Vucic said he was responsible and listened to the doctors.

Answering an N1 question, Vucic said he thought it was important to inform people that his son Danilo was tested positive. He said he hoped Danilo would "go to the Fair soon" (makeshift hospital for people with middler symptoms and those who are in necessary incubation period) and then home.

"I talked to the Goran Stevanovic (Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases Director) at the very moment my son was admitted, telling him about all the contacts," Vucic said.

He added: "And if I can only ask you to let me go… And I told you – I won't say a word until, I hope, Danilo is cured, and I won't bother you with that anymore. No one will notice that from the way I do my job. Just let me worry about my problems alone. I'm tired of those who are falsely concerned. And, please, don't worry about me; I know you never did. And tell people that was not out of concern, but due to a wish to politically isolate me so that corona can win. Corona won't win over anyone in Serbia, not even over me," Vucic said.

He added that his political opponents said in early March that he was 'finished' and how his popularity had never been decreasing so fast since coronavirus appeared in Serbia, adding that 'media which support them had that on their front pages."

"No problem. Say – 'you bother us because you're alive,' and that is all right and I understand that. Just don't describe contradictory issues as arguments, because there is none. And don't ask the doctors about me, ask me. And don't say you care about listening to the doctors, because you don't want to hear them, but only ask why is Vucic like this and like that. Come to me and ask me, I'll answer you; you can't beat me with arguments and facts," Vucic said, responding to the N1 reporter's question.

Asked by Deutsche Welle journalist if had seen his son, Vucic said he did, but from a safe distance.    

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