May 25, 2020 - Montenegro is officially coronavirus-free after 68 days with the virus, the Institute for Public Health announced. It means that we are now the first European country to beat Covid-19. The first active case was detected on 17 March, and MNE was the last place in Europe to catch the coronavirus.
"Since yesterday's press conference of the situation, IJZCG laboratories have completed the analysis of 140 samples, among which there were no new cases of COVID-19 infection. Also, in Montenegro, there are no active cases of COVID-19," they said in a statement.
The end of the COVID-19 epidemic could be declared on June 2
The director of the Institute for Public Health, Boban Mugoša, said that the end of the coronavirus epidemic in Montenegro if there are no new cases, could be announced at the beginning of June.
"If there is no case of coronavirus by June 2, then we can say that we are done with this epidemic," Mugoša said.
The director of the IJZCG warns that, as he says, we have won the first half and that the citizens must accept that not everything has passed and that they must adhere to all the measures that are still in force. Those who will come to Montenegro will have to respect those measures as well.
As announced, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will address the public tomorrow regarding the coronavirus's current situation.
Djukanovic: Montenegro successfully fought COVID-19
The President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, announced that Montenegro had completed the great struggle for the most sacred values - for human lives.
"Montenegro has successfully fought the coronavirus! No more sick people! This phase of the great struggle for the most sacred values - for human lives - has been completed. The state authorities and the Montenegrin society as a whole have shown a superior level of responsibility in facing this new challenge, and the health system has organization, commitment, and competence ", wrote Đukanović on Twitter.
According to him, all state institutions have shown significant progress in terms of functionality and exceptional dedication, courage, and responsibility.
"Irreplaceable volunteers, led by the Red Cross, and generous donors, many locals, and it is important to emphasize the very renowned foreign friends and investors. All this is a reason for satisfaction and sincere and profound gratitude.
Now we must be equally responsible and determined in repairing the social and economic consequences of the pandemic, "Djukanovic concluded.
Source: CDM, Radio Tivat