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Who assessed the situation with coronavirus in the Balkans

The new rise in the incidence of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans is associated with the weakening of the authorities of the States of the restrictions and failure to comply with the citizens of protective measures, told RIA Novosti in the who country office in Belgrade.

The Serbian authorities introduced Thursday a state of emergency due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Novi Pazar and translated two paragraphs of diagnosis in Belgrade on clock mode. The government of Montenegro, reported in may on the victory over the epidemic, on Friday, banned all political and religious meetings in the open air and family celebrations. Ministry of health Northern Macedonia recorded a negative record on June 13 with identified 196 patients for the day, to the current environment in the country died on 259 patients. Against the background of rising morbidity all over the region, the authorities of Croatia at the beginning of the week returned the mandatory 14-day quarantine on entry for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Northern Macedonia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo.

"The nature of the virus has not changed, we are still in the first phase of the epidemic, and after the weakening of restrictive measures in all the countries of the Western Balkans there is a growing incidence. During the quarantine we noticed that people do not strictly adhere to measures of health and social measures, including physical distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory system. In this region the main factors of the spread of the virus are mass gatherings, religious festivals and public events," - said the Agency representative who.

It is clarified that the foci - "clusters" - have emerged and workplaces in closed settings, including factories, offices, hospitals.

"Globally, it seems that almost every day we reach a new sad record. Currently (as of 26.06.2020), who has received information on more than 9.2 million cases, more than 479 thousand people died... It's not a choice between lives and livelihoods. States can do both, although they face a delicate balance between protecting the population and minimizing social and economic damages", - noted in the organization of health care.

"We are still in the first wave of the epidemic with increasing numbers of cases. If you don't slow down the steady increase in the number of cases using surveillance and contact tracing, testing, isolation of cases and quarantine of close contacts, the epidemic will continue. We also need to protect health workers," - said in the Belgrade office of the who and called for the respect of measures of protection from infection.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.