Serbian Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar warned that the number of people on Belgrade’s popular Ada lake could be limited, following media reports of huge crowds at the beach.
The Ada beach opened to swimmers late in June with recommendations by the Public Health Department for people to keep a distance of at least two meters between them on the beach and in the water. Ada, with its beaches, sports grounds, cafes and restaurants, is a popular getaway for Belgrade residents during the summer.
Loncar appealed for people to stay away from Ada, saying that the only thing the authorities can do to is limit the number of people who can be there at any given time.
“There is no great choice here and fining each individual person on Ada serves no purpose. The only thing we can do is limit the number of people who can enter the Ada area,” Loncar said.