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Vucic thanked Lavrov for the first since the beginning of the pandemic visit to Serbia

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic thanked the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, for what he paid the first time for a pandemic visit to Belgrade.

Lavrov is on Thursday in Serbia after the first outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19 foreign visit. In the program of the visit meetings with the President, foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and Minister of internal Affairs Nebojsa Stefanovic.

"Thank you for making this your first visit during or at the end of the hardest phase COVID-19. We wish the brotherly Russian people and the Russian state to defeat this dangerous disease," said the President of Serbia after a conversation with the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.

According to the latest data of the Serbian Ministry of health, the total number of deceased since the beginning of the pandemic is 257 people. Total identified 12 522 patients with coronavirus.

From 4 April to 16 may, the specialists of chemical corps of the defense Ministry of Russia jointly with the Serbian military was held a complete disinfection of medical facilities and social facilities in more than 40 settlements of Serbia. Processed 376 buildings and structures, more than 1,685 million square meters of internal areas, about 500 thousand square meters of paved road.

Eight medical and nursing teams took part in the examination and treatment 881 a patient infected COVID-19. Russian epidemiologists and virologists conducted an assessment and analysis of pedemontanum, made recommendations on measures anti-epidemic regime in medical institutions in more than 30 cities of Serbia.

The Ministry of defence of Serbia on may 9 awarded the Russian military specialists with medals and diplomas for the contribution to strengthening of defensibility of the country.