July 4, 2020 - The laboratories of the Institute of Public Health (IJZCG) have analysed 548 samples for the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, among which 57 results were positive.
The new cases are from Bijelo Polje (25), Podgorica (19), Pljevalja (6), Rožaje (2), Herceg Novi (2), Bar (1), Cetinje (1) and Nikšić (1).
Of the 57 new cases, 35 are contacts of previously-confirmed cases, whereas the source of the infection is still being traced in 21 of the patients. One case is imported.
From 1st June a total of 396 cases have been registered, with four deaths and 392 active cases.
Active COVID-19 cases by municipality:
Bijelo Polje 44
Herceg Novi 6
Beaches applying counter-COVID-19 measures
Chief tourist inspector Svetlana Šljivančanin said that the beaches on the Montenegrin coast are safe for tourists, because, as she pointed out, they are being monitored and maintained by Morsko Dobro, the tenant-operators, and also the Tourist Inspectorate.
Šljivančanin spoke to the morning programme of Television Montenegro (TVCG), stating that the agreements concluded between the tenants of the beaches and Morsko Dobro, alongside the operational approval given by the Secretariat for the Economy, are proof that the beaches are safe.
"The beaches are safe because they are being taken care of by the representatives of Morsko Dobro and the tenants, as well as the Tourist Inspectorate, as a control body. "All tenants must have a contract with Morsko Dobro, as well as a work permit from the Secretariat for the Economy, and that is proof that the beaches are safe and that equipment provided fully meets regulatory standards," said Šljivančanin.
Tenants, she said, are obliged to respect the relevant regulations, and as of this year, they are also obliged to respect the recommendations of the National Coordination Body (NCT) and the Institute of Public Health (IPH).
"We also visit the beaches on a daily basis and monitor whether the tenants are working within the legal provisions," said Šljivančanin.
As she states, there are both binding measures, and those recommended by the IPH when it comes to bathing areas.
"Tenants are obliged to provide clear notices on temporary measures to prevent and protect against the virus at the entrance to the bathing area; they are also obliged to have their staff wear protective equipment, as well as to keep beach chairs and loungers at least two metres apart, to ensure that these are disinfected, alongside cabins, showers, toilets, equipment for children; they are also obliged to keep disinfectant at the entrance and exit from the bathing area,” said Sljivancanin.
Hygiene at bathing areas not run by tenant-operators, said the chief tourism inspector, is maintained by the utility company in each municipality.