Serbia imposes tough weekend restrictions

In attempt to more effectively battle the coronavirus Serbian government agreed a highly radical and controversial measures. As of Friday 5 pm to Monday 5 am a total ban on movement across the whole country is imposed with very few exceptions. Those going to work will be able to leave their homes, but this requires a special movement permit as well as an employer work order.

Citizens can still walk their pets on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 10 am for 20 minutes and up to 200 meters from the place of residence. All those who feel any difficulty or need to report to their health centre in case of suspected coronavirus symptoms should not delay departure and will not be sanctioned if they leave home. 

The 65-year-olds, who have been banned from moving since the introduction of the state of emergency, were allowed to purchase groceries on Friday from 4 to 7 a.m.

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