May 7, 2020 - The number of COVID-19 cases in Montenegro remains 324. Eight patients passed away, while the number of recoveries is 261. There are 51 active cases at the moment, spread in eight Montenegrin cities.
Doctor being treated for COVID-19 in Graz still critical
The doctor suffering from COVID-19, currently under treatment in Graz, Austria, is still in critical condition, the Clinical Centre of Montenegro (KCCG) said. There are no more COVID-19 patients in KCCG. Still, Montenegrin doctors are in constant communication with their colleagues in Graz, keeping a close eye on the status of the Montenegrin patient being treated in Austria.
Support for socio-economic recovery of Montenegro
The response to the socio-economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic was the focus of today's meeting between representatives of the government and the National Coordinating Body with the United Nations team in Montenegro.
The meeting discussed the current situation and key priorities, primarily in analyzing and addressing the social consequences of the epidemic and supporting the macroeconomic measures and policies, the government said in a statement.
Deputy prime minister Milutin Simovic pointed out that promptness, knowledge, efficiency, determination, and, above all, concrete measures are needed for this stage of the fight against the pandemic and its consequences.
UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro, Fiona McCluney, said that every crisis was also a chance to build a better society. Representatives of the EU Delegation also attended the meeting, as well as representatives of international financial institutions: the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund.
URA Podgorica: Public transport should be running again, with prevention measures
The URA Civic Movement asked the National Coordinating Body for Infectious Diseases to allow public transport in Podgorica again with all measures of prevention and protection against the COVID-19 epidemic. According to URA's Podgorica committee, workers from the outskirts are unable to pay for a taxi every day to commute to their jobs. "Some of the latest measures impose additional costs for citizens, who are already financially vulnerable due to the COVID-19 pandemic," URA says.
How hotels should be prepared after COVID-19 epidemic
Montenegro is being talked about far and wide as a safe tourist destination, which, once it is possible to travel, will readily greet guests. Already on 18 May, perhaps even sooner, the re-opening of hotels and restaurants is planned. Until this happens, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an instruction for the accommodation sector, with an emphasis on collective accommodation capacities, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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