Serbia closes its borders for entries due to the coronavirus



Serbia closes as of this Friday all its land border crossings in a new attempt to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, in which there are 103 confirmed cases so far.

"All border crossings are closed for entry with land, rail and river transport vehicles," Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a press conference.

The measure, which will apply from 08:00 local time on Friday, excludes only commercial truck traffic.

Vucic reported that since the proclamation of the state of emergency last Monday alone, more than 71,000 Serbian citizens came from abroad, most from Germany, Austria, Italy and France, and some did not respect home quarantine.

Today passenger air traffic at Belgrade International Airport has been suspended.

The ban on intercity bus and rail transport is also introduced starting at noon on Friday.

In Serbia, the curfew has been in force since yesterday between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., and the movement of people over 65 years of age is prohibited throughout the day.

In neighboring Montenegro, the number of positive for coronavirus has risen to 10, and restrictions have been tightened by prohibiting the work of shops other than food and drug stores.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, also a neighbor of Serbia, also has an increase in cases, with 47 so far, and in the Serbian ex-province of Kosovo there are 20 registered infections.

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