COVID-19 in Montenegro: Health and Travel Update, August 29, 2020

By , 29 Aug 2020, 19:13 PM News
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August 29, 2020 - The Institute of Public Health (IPH) has announced that in the past 24 hours, 64 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Montenegro based on the analysis of 487 PCR tests.
The new positives were sent for testing from Rožaje 13, Podgorica 12, Berane nine, Nikšić and Cetinje six each, Bijelo Polje, Budva, Bar and Pljevlja three each, Gusinje two, Plav, Ulcinj, Kolašin and Kotor one each.
"Since the last section, one death has been reported related to COVID-19 infection in a patient from Gusinje, born in 1944, treated in the General Hospital of Bijelo Polje," the statement said.
The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of June is 84 and since the beginning of the year, 93.
It is stated that recovery has been reported in 108 patients, and the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro is currently 795.
There are 231 active cases in Podgorica, 112 in Bijelo Polje, 99 in Rožaje, 78 in Niksic, 57 in Berane, 39 in Bar, 39 in Ulcinj, 37 in Budva, 29 in Pljevlja, 13 in Cetinje; in Andrijevica six, Herceg Novi five, Petnjica four, Danilovgrad and Plužine three each, Kotor and Tuzi two each and Mojkovac one.
There are no COVID-19 patients in the municipalities of Savnik and Zabljak.
At the Clinical Center of Montenegro, 19 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated, announced the institution. Six patients are in a life-threatening condition.
Since the beginning of the year, the total number of registered cases of the new coronavirus infection is 4,727.

Mugoša: If we respected the measures, the COVID-19 epidemic would be under control

If everyone in Montenegro wore masks for 20 days,  kept a physical and social distance, and took care of hand hygiene, the problem with coronavirus would be solved. The Director of the Institute of Public Health Prof. Dr. Boban Mugoša emphasizes that there is no epidemiological risk when it comes to elections if all measures are followed.
Montenegro's epidemiological situation has worsened, which was expected due to the mass gatherings, said Mugosa, in an interview with the PR Center.
When it comes to the elections to be held in Montenegro tomorrow, he pointed out that there is no risk if all the prescribed measures are respected.
The number of patients and deaths from coronavirus is the result of bad behavior, Mugoša believes.
"As we have said many times, the result we have in the fight against COVID-19 is the result of our behavior during the previous 10 to 20 days. "We should not have had more than 90 dead and over four thousand sick people; if we had respected the measures, that would not have happened," said Mugoša.

There is no change in the regime of entry into Montenegro for the citizens of Serbia

The Montenegrin Government announced that the news published this afternoon by several media outlets in Serbia, regarding the alleged changes in the regime of entry of passengers into Montenegro through certain border crossings, is incorrect.
"There are no changes in the epidemiological measures in force," it was announced on the Twitter account of the Government.
From August 15, 2020, citizens of the Republic of Serbia can enter Montenegro under the following conditions:
• That they have a negative PCR test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive IgG antibody test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) obtained by ELISA serological test
• That the tests are issued by a registered laboratory and are not older than 72 hours at the time of entry into Montenegro
The obligation to take the test does not apply to children under the age of five.
• That during the 15 days before entering Montenegro, they did not stay in any country from which entry into Montenegro is not allowed.
• Citizens of the Republic of Serbia can leave Montenegro without restrictions.

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