COVID-19 in Montenegro: 47 cases, One Death, Update March 24, 2020

By , 24 Mar 2020, 19:09 PM News
Dr. Senad Begić, Epidemiologist at the Public Health Institute of Montenegro, Copyright: PR Center Dr. Senad Begić, Epidemiologist at the Public Health Institute of Montenegro, Copyright: PR Center
March 24, 2020 - Another 20 new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in Montenegro. Since March 16, when the first cases were diagnosed, COVID-19 has been reported in a total of 47 people.
"In Montenegro, we have a total of 47 new viruses infected with the virus, of which 20 are new cases," the Institute of Public Health said.
Thirty-four people were tested today. There are 5,972 persons under medical and sanitary supervision in Montenegro.
"The Institute is closely monitoring the development of the epidemiological situation and will regularly inform the public in the coming period," it said.

National Coordinating Body Introduces New Measures 

Under the new rules announced tonight, Tuzi residents in lockdown National Coordinating Body for Infectious Diseases imposed tonight a new measure according to which Tuzi population is required to stay in their homes, to curb thefurther spread of the coronavirus detected at this area on a larger scale. The head of the Body, Milutin Simovic, says that Tuzi residents need to remain in their homes unconditionally and curbs take effect tonight.
National Coordination Body adopted new interim measures, including the suspension of international passenger traffic, except for the announced arrival of Montenegrin nationals with mandatory quarantine accommodation. New rules also bring the prohibition of intercity passenger transport, the ban on the presence and retention of more than two persons together in an open public place (sidewalks, squares, streets, parks, promenades, beaches, etc.), except for persons who carry out their regular work tasks. 
Working hours of pharmacies, food, beverage and hygiene facilities, specialized facilities for the sale of baby equipment, construction products, plant protection products, and planting materials, animal nutrition and treatment products, agricultural machinery, and funeral equipment, starting tomorrow from 8 am to 6 pm. Kiosks will be open from 7 am to 3 pm.
Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits, and permits for temporary residence and work of foreigners who have expired are considered valid before all legal entities in Montenegro.

The Public Health Institute of Montenegro expects to discover new cases of COVID-19 infection

The Public Health Institute of Montenegro expects to discover new cases of coronavirus infection, both from the contacts reported by patients and the discovery of new connections among passengers in international traffic who have returned to Montenegro in the previous period. Announced the Institute's epidemiologist, Dr. Senad Begic.
"It is very ungrateful and almost impossible to make any predictions of the further course of the COVID-19 disease, both in our country and in the world, because we are facing a very inconvenient adversary. And nonspecific symptoms- it seems to be of such magnitude that they have a high impact in spreading the infection. It justifies all the measures we have put in place on time." Begic said that the registered cases are coming from Podgorica, Tuzi, Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, and Herceg Novi.

Toudic thanked Markovic: Montenegro Airlines transported French nationals home

The Ambassador of France emphasized that in such a difficult period we are going through, solidarity is needed, and that Montenegro's help was adequate, and that relations between the two countries are excellent. The Government of Montenegro announced today that the French Ambassador to Montenegro, Christine Toudic, thanked the Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, for the assistance of Montenegro and the national airline in transporting French nationals home.

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