June 28, 2020 - The Institute of Public Health (IPH) confirmed COVID-19 infection today in another 12 patients from 438 samples analyzed.
New cases of coronavirus have been registered in Rožaje (4), Podgorica (3), Budva and Cetinje, two each and Bar (1) ", the IPH announced.
There are currently 157 active cases of coronavirus in Montenegro.
Number of COVID-19 patients by municipalities:
Bijelo Polje: 13
Herceg Novi: 2
Two COVID-19 patients die
Two patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died.
The Institute of Public Health announced that the sample taken from a patient who died during the day at the Clinical Center of Montenegro was negative for coronavirus.
Earlier today, the Government announced that they were awaiting the test result for the third deceased patient.
A government announcement on Twitter that "imported coronavirus takes its toll in Montenegro."
"We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased," the Government said.
NKT: Further opening of borders will be harmonized with EU decisions
All measures adopted by the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NKT) and the competent authorities' activities have contributed to a high level of protection of the health and life of citizens. It was announced after the NKT session.
"The National Coordination Body professionally and impartially analyzed epidemiological data coming from individual countries and consistently made decisions intending to protect the health and lives of Montenegrin citizens and foreigners in our country. The countries of the region confirmed that we had made the right decisions in the interest of the citizens of Montenegro and public health this time as well ," it was stated at the session.
The number of coronavirus tests per number of inhabitants in Montenegro is among the highest in the region, and follows the highest European standards, NKT stated.
The NKT also announced that they have decided to harmonize the further policy of opening the borders, "which is a definite need of our economy," with the plan and decisions of the European Union as soon as they are finalised and announced.
They called on the citizens to "preserve the health and lives and our economic substance together."
"We must be in solidarity and united even now. That is a prerequisite for the success of the entire society," the NKT said.
Source: Institute of Public Health, Vijesti Online