Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, Serbia’s Minister of Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and a member of the country’s anti-epidemic Team, said on Monday that all previous measures in preventing the infection spreading remained in place.
After the meeting of the Team, she said that there would not be any public celebration of the New Year according to the Julian calendar on January 13, and the catering would work until 8 pm, as before.
Predrag Kon, an epidemiologist and a member of the Crisis Team, said later on Monday that 18,075 new Pfizer vaccines arrived in Serbia.
He added the anti-epidemic measures were not tightened due to “the reduction of the virus’ activity.”
There is also a ban on gathering more than five people; the face masks are mandatory in public transport and indoors. Besides, PCR test or 10-day-quarantine is obligatory for those entering Serbia, while food stores could work until 9 pm.
Kisic Tepavcevic added that the immunization of the general population would start and that the epidemic was far from over.
„The virus is still here, and we cannot relax,” she said, despite „the number of infected is on the decline.“
Asked about the number of medical staff who died from COVID-19, which some reports put at 7O, the far largest in the region, Kisic Tepavcevic said the analysis was being done about the risks and reason for the fatalities.