COVID-19 in Montenegro: Epidemic Declared Again! Update July 22

By , 22 Jul 2020, 01:34 AM News
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July 22, 2020 - The Institute of Public Health of Montenegro (IPH) completed the PCR analysis of 612 samples for the new coronavirus, among which 98 results were COVID-19 positive.

New patients are from:

Podgorica 36

Niksic 32

Berane 11

Bijelo Polje 7

Bar 3

Pljevlja 2

Rozaje 2

Herceg Novi 2

Cetinje 1

Kotor 1

Žabljak 1

There were no deaths yesterday. Since the beginning of June, the number of confirmed deaths for COVID-19 remains 26. Thirty-nine patients have recovered. The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro is 1920.

COVID-19 epidemic declared again in Montenegro

Montenegro has again declared an epidemic of coronavirus across the entire territory, and masks are mandatory from tomorrow, both outdoors and indoors throughout the country.

"The obligation also includes children older than seven years," it was announced on the Government's Twitter account.

The application of the measures started at midnight.

Measures for the whole of Montenegro

Wearing protective masks outdoors and indoors is mandatory throughout Montenegro, including for children older than seven years, except on beaches and national parks, subject to physical distance and previously prescribed measures.

The gathering of persons is limited across the entire state territory to a maximum of 40 persons in open public places, and 20 persons in closed, with the obligation to respect a physical distance of at least two meters. (This obligation does not apply to residential buildings.)

Due to the extremely high epidemiological risk posed by certain groups, the following measures adopted on June 30 have been extended until August 6:

Disco clubs/bars and nightclubs/bars ar eto remain closed, and
Organization of weddings, graduation, birthday and other private celebrations is prohibited.


The application of the measures adopted on July 7 has been extended until July 30, which:

Prohibits the holding of entertainment and music programs in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and similar catering facilities), including beach bars (concerts, live performances by musicians and bands, live performances by DJ performers, etc.).

Measures for the Northern region

Special measures announced in some municipalities in the Northern region have been mitigated. In Andrijevica, Plav, and Gusinje, catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and similar catering facilities) from tomorrow can start working from 6 am to 10 pm under the same conditions and in the same way as regulated in Podgorica, Cetinje, and Nikšić.

In the Municipality of Rožaje, restrictions on leaving one's place of residence have been relaxed. Instead of the previous rule allowing movement from 5 am to 6 pm, the curfew in Rožaje begins at 10 pm.

Both measures apply until July 30.

Stricter measures for catering facilities in some municipalities

Measures regarding the work of catering facilities in the capital Podgorica, the capital Cetinje and the municipality of Niksic - are mandatory from today in Plužine, Žabljak, Šavnik, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Andrijevica, Plav, and Gusinje.

Companies, other legal entities, and entrepreneurs who perform catering activities in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and similar catering facilities) are obliged to organize their work in such a way that:

- a maximum of two guests can sit at one table inside the catering facility, or four guests on the terrace/garden of the facility;

- self-service is not permitted, as well as waiting and standing at the bar;

- a distance of at least 2m is provided between the tables, following the recommendations of NKT;

- they ensure regular maintenance of hygiene and disinfection of shared rooms, furniture, equipment, etc., following the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

In these municipalities, the IPH measures are applied until July 30.

Prolonged application of measures for individual municipalities

The application of the measure prohibiting catering activities in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and similar catering facilities) has been extended until July 30, including the provision of catering services at beaches and beaches:

In the municipalities of Berane, Bijelo Polje, Petnjica, Pljevlja and Rožaje,

From 24:00 to 06:00 in the municipalities of Bar, Budva, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, and Ulcinj.
From 22:00 to 6:00 in the Capital Podgorica, the Capital Cetinje and the municipalities of Nikšić, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Žabljak, Šavnik and Plužine.

The ban on road transport of passengers to and from the Municipality of Rozaje has been extended until July 30, except for transportation to perform regular work activities and provide emergency health services and other urgent tasks, which must be performed in line with prescribed protection measures.

Documents for foreigners valid until October 7

The application of the measure by which state bodies, state administration bodies, local self-government bodies and local administration, companies, public institutions, and other legal entities, and entrepreneurs were obliged to issue permanent and temporary residence and work permits, whose validity period has expired, is considered valid until October 7, 2020.

Measures whose application has been extended for a certain period may be reconsidered after the expiry of those periods, and their use may be extended again.

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