We feel responsible to inform you about the current epidemiological situation in Serbia. Unfortunately, the number of people infected with coronavirus is rising daily. That is why the Serbian government adopted new measures for the suppression of the COVID-19. The implementation began on November 24, 2020. What are the new measures?
Which are the new measures for the suppression of the COVID-19?
The new anti-epidemic measures are:
- reducing working hours until 6 p.m. in restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, betting shops, and shopping malls;
- mandatory use of a protective mask indoors, as well as outdoors in those situations where interpersonal contact cannot be avoided;
- prohibition of all public gatherings with the presence of more than 5 persons indoors and outdoors (except schools, shops, shopping malls, and similar facilities);
- enabling work from home to all employees wherever possible;
- public transport has a limit of the maximum number of passengers in a vehicle to half of the declared capacity of the vehicle.
All high school students, as well as students from the fifth to the eighth grade of elementary schools, switch to online classes. However, younger students in elementary schools, from the first to the fourth grade, will continue to go to school. Also, kindergartens should not be closed. There is no need or reason to introduce new measures for the suppression of the COVID-19 for now.
These measures are limited to a period of 10 days. After that, achieved results will determine whether these measures were enough.
How should we act?
The virus that causes COVID-19 mainly transmits through droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has the virus, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose, or mouth. However, you can avoid this. You just need to be careful.
Since the virus is still circulating, it is recommended to follow preventive measures. Why? It is all in order to reduce the risk of occurrence and transmission of this infection. That is why we all need to:
- reduce contacts;
- wash our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol;
- avoid close contact with people with symptoms of respiratory infection;
- use a face mask to cover your mouth and nose when staying indoors;
- ventilate the premises as often as possible and maintain their hygiene.
If you, however, feel ill, do not hesitate to contact the relevant authority. It is crucial to isolate yourself and wait for further instructions. You will find important phone numbers and information here.
We kindly ask you to follow all new measures for the suppression of the COVID-19. We also hope that the situation will improve soon and that the new measures will be relaxed within days. Feel free to contact us at any moment. Meanwhile, we will do our best to provide you with the most recent update. Stay safe and healthy!