Serbia introduces COVID-19 passes for indoor cafes and restaurants

NEWS 20.10.2021 12:59
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Source: Tanjug / Sava Radovanović

Serbia's Government's e Crisis Response Team decided on Wednesday to introduce the COVID-19 passed for entering all indoor cafes and restaurants as of 10 pm on Saturday.

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told reporters the Government would pass regulations enabling control of the passes.

She said the stricter control of the existing anti-epidemic like mandatory face masks indoors, keeping physical distance, adding the situation would not have been so grave had people obeyed them.

COVID-19 passes have been introduced in many European countries, while in Serbia, the document has been discussed for days, and its introduction was announced almost a month ago, and potential epidemiological effects are being assessed.

The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Milan Marinovic, said „some positive discrimination would not be a violation of human rights.

Coronavirus has been registered in 1,062,960 people in Serbia since the epidemic erupted in March 2020 and has claimed 9,214 deaths so far.

A 16-year-old boy died late on Tuesday from COVID-10-related complications in the central town of Krusevac, without any accompanying health issues. That prompted a question about the vaccination of the younger population.

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