COVID-19 Again in Montenegro: Four New Today, 13 active cases, Update June 18, 2020

By , 18 Jun 2020, 21:20 PM News
COVID-19 Again in Montenegro: Four New Today, 13 active cases, Update June 18, 2020 Illustration, Source: Vijesti Online

June 18, 2020 - After the analysis of 142 samples, Institute for Public Health reported another four COVID-19 cases. New cases are from Budva (1), Berane (1) and Podgorica (2).

“Two cases are contacts of previously known cases while source of infection for the other two cases is still unknown”, Institute said.

There are currently 13 active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro: 7 in Podgorica, 2 in Berane, 2 in Budva, 1 in Rožaje and 1 in Cetinje.

Epidemic research has established that nine 9 out of 13 cases have been imported or directly connected to the importation.

Having regard to the number of contacts of all identified cases, their movement and current status, Institute for Public Health has proposed introduction of specific preventive measures  aimed at preventing virus from spreading further, the most important of which is mandatory face coverings in public places. As prescribed earlier:

-legal entities and entrepreneurs dealing with commerce are obliged to make sure every employee is wearing a mask;

– employees of hairdressers’ and cosmetic saloons and users of their services are obliged to wear masks. When an employee is providing shaving service or cosmetic face treatment, an employee is obliged to wear protective mask and a visor;

-owners of betting and gambling places are obliged to make sure users of their services are wearing masks;

– state authorities, regional units and branches of the Ministry of Interior, Real Estate Administration and other state authorities and self-government authorities shall make sure employees and users of services are wearing protective masks;

-cultural institutions must make sure that employees and users of their services are wearing face masks;

-passengers in public transport in intercity and city traffic are obliged to wear masks;

– employees of the public sector are obliged to wear masks during their work;

-driving instructors are obliged to wear masks;

– hospitality workers are obliged to wear masks.

Source: CDM English

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