March 21, 2020 - After 2 new positive test results today, the number of coronavirus infected people in Montenegro is 16. There are 5,156 people under health-sanitary supervision, the Institute of Public Health announced.
Coronavirus in Montenegro: COVID-19 Health, Travel and Stat Update, March 22, 2020
UPDATE AT 10 PM: Two new coronavirus case have been confirmed today in Montenegro, announced the Public Health Institute (IJZ). This raises the total number of cases to 16. Currently, 5.156 people are under health surveillance
Numerous measures are in place to curb the spread of the infection, but authorities continue to tighten movement bans. The law provides for a sentence of up to 12 years in prison for disobeying a self-isolation order.
As of yesterday, the Government introduced the ban on driving more than two adults in a vehicle, and today extended even to official journeys by media professionals. The Government once again urges citizens to strictly and without exception adhere to all the prescribed measures, and it has also prescribed new rules - a ban on wedding gatherings, and burial only in a close circle of the family.
Montenegro Airlines is working intensively, although a few days ago, it completely stopped regular traffic. Executive director, Zivko Banjevic, stressed that the priority at the moment was evacuation flights organized by the Operational Staff, which was formed by the Minister of the Interior Affairs at the behest of the Prime Minister. The headquarters are composed of representatives of ministries, the Institute of Public Health, the Airport of Montenegro, and Montenegro Airlines.
Meanwhile, "captives" at the Austria-Hungary border are asking authorities in Montenegro and Serbia to help them. "We have elderly people left without medication and regular therapy. The panic began." Nationals of Montenegro and Serbia, 60 of them informed the public that they were "trapped" in the mid-zone of Austria and Hungary. They appealed to authorities in Montenegro and Serbia to help them continue their journey to their countries.
CORONAVIRUS in Montenegro: A Daily Guide for Citizens
Symptoms of CORONAVIRUS:
What if I suspect I have coronavirus:
Contact the Call Center at 1616 from 8 am to 11 pm
What if I am abroad and want to go back to Montenegro?
What is forbidden?
- PRIVATE AND PUBLIC GATHERINGS in indoor and outdoor public places
- TRAVEL TO SPAIN, ITALY, SWITZERLAND, DENMARK, SOUTH KOREA, IRAN, JAPAN, AUSTRIA, CHINESE COUNTY WUHAN
- VISITS TO HOSPITALS, SOCIAL AND CHILD, CARE INSTITUTIONS AND PRISONS
- TRAVELING MORE THAN TWO PERSONS IN A PASSENGER VEHICLE
Closed border crossings
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
- Scepan Polje - Hum, on the Pluzine - Foca road,
- Sula - Vitina, on the road Pljevlja - Foca,
- Sitnica - Gears, on the Herceg Novi - Trebinje road
- Meteljka - Metaljka on the road Pljevlja - Čajniče
- Potter - Baškim, on the road Plav - Shkoder,
- Sukobin - Murici on the Ulcinj - Shkoder road
- · Kobila - Vitaljina, on the Herceg Novi - Vitina - Dubrovnik road
- Ranče - Jabuka, on the road Pljevlja - Prijepolje,
- Vuče - Godova, on the road Rozaje - Tutin,
- Čemerno, on the road Pljevlja - Priboj
Open border crossings
- BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA- Nudo, Ilino Brdo
- ALBANIA- Božaj
- CROATIA- Debeli Brijeg
- SERBIA- Dobrakovo, Dracenovac
What's NOT working?
- All international air, rail and bus traffic
- Educational institutions
- Public and taxi transport
- Children's playrooms
- Cafes, Restaurants, Nightclubs
- Shopping malls
- Sports and recreational facilities
- Hair and Beauty Salons
- Casinos and bookmakers
What is working?
MARKETS, PHARMACIES, BANKS AND POSTS, PUMPS, KIOSKS, FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
Who has to go to quarantine?
- Anyone who is or is suspected of having been in contact with the sick or with those suspected of having coronavirus
- Those coming from countries hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic
Where are the quarantines?
- Podgorica- Student dormitory Kroling
- Ulcinj- Zoganje Barracks
- Danilovgrad - RESPA, Police Academy
- Budva- hotel "Becici"
- Tivat - Resort "Krusevac"
Who has to go into self-isolation?
- All who come from abroad who have not come through organized transport
- A criminal complaint about non-compliance with this measure!
- Keep a social distance of two meters 2m
- Consult your doctor about any health dilemma you may have
- Wash your hands regularly and take care of respiratory hygiene
- Don't make food supplies
- Avoid getting out of the house and using public areas
- Postpone weddings, perform funerals in the immediate family circle
Red Cross helplines operating 9am to 6pm:
- Volunteer Assistance: 069 / 194-475
- Psychological Assistance: 069 / 194-476
Source: Government of Montenegro, Vijesti Online