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In Belgrade introduced a state of emergency due to coronavirus

The Belgrade authorities introduced a state of emergency in the city after the speech of the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and peaceful protests on Friday against the new measures in connection with COVID-19.

The President of Serbia on Thursday evening said that the authorities impose fines for not wearing the protective masks in an enclosed space, closed night clubs and a student dormitory due to the increase in the incidence of COVID-19. According to him, the main source of infection is Belgrade, "where did 82.5% of patients".

After that in the night of Friday students several hostels of Belgrade passed a peaceful protest March to Parliament, where he demanded to leave them in hostels, as now is the exam period. Soon it was reported in the local media that the head of state was contacted and agreed with representatives of the students and they will not be evicted, but security measures will be stricter.

"The mayor of Belgrade Zoran Radojicic at the suggestion of a city staff on emergency situations has decided to declare a state of emergency in Belgrade for the implementation of measures of prevention and protection of the safety and life of the population. The decision shall enter into force today", - said the administration of the Serbian capital on Friday.

As was announced by Vucic, two weeks will be closed night clubs from 23.00 to 6.00 in the morning and cafes and restaurants that have no open areas. In hostels will introduce more stringent control over observance of epidemiological measures. Monday a penalty of 5 thousand dinars (about 43 Euro) will be punished, who in shopping malls and transport is not wearing a protective mask.

The increase in the number of cases COVID-19 continues in Serbia, by Friday identified 359 infected, six persons died, which corresponds to the figures for the duration of the state of emergency from March to may. The total number infected since the beginning of the pandemic was 15 195 total 287 dead patients. The maximum number of deaths per day from coronavirus in the Western Balkans, at the peak of the pandemic in March-April was around 10.

The national crisis headquarters of the Serbian anti-coronavirus 30 June entered the territory of Belgrade the compulsory wearing of masks in all enclosed areas in connection with the increase in the incidence of COVID-19. A state of emergency because of coronavirus were previously introduced in the cities of Vranje and Tutin, in the fourth largest Serbian city of Kragujevac, Novi Pazar and Ivanjica. In Belgrade opened two-point diagnostics of citizens, two hospitals fully translated into work with patients with COVID-19.

The Ministry of defence of Serbia announced on Saturday that its leader, Alexander Wulin received a positive test result for coronavirus and is in isolation. The diagnosis is also confirmed by the Chairman of the national Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia maja gojkovic, currently being treated for pneumonia in hospital, and the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko djurica, which is in isolation. Press Secretary of the President Aleksandar Vucic Snezana Vasiljevic told the media that the President "fine."

In Serbia, as in all the countries of the Western Balkans, last week recorded an increase in the incidence of coronavirus. As told RIA Novosti in the who country office in Belgrade, the reason is the weakening of restrictive measures by the authorities and their failure to citizens.

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