Serbian President says he will not stop the economy due to the rise in COVID-19 cases

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BELGRADE, October 25. / TASS /. There will be no economic shutdown in Serbia, despite a sharp increase in the number of people infected with coronavirus in recent days. This was announced on Sunday by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in an address to citizens.

"Today we have one of the most difficult days, the number of infected will be between 600 and 700 people. In the coming days, the number of infected will exceed 800, 900 and 1,000. This is not a big deal, but we will not have enough places in hospitals." – he noted. “We cannot close the economy at this moment, I am ready to make difficult decisions,” the president said.

Vucic urged citizens to be conscientious and cautious, recalling the economic difficulties and the country's high spending on healthcare.

According to the latest data from October 24, the number of people infected in Serbia increased by 757 per day, which was a record since the beginning of the epidemic in the country, and reached 38,872. The day before, the ministry informed about 579 people infected. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 789 infected people have died in Serbia.

Earlier, Serbian doctors did not rule out the introduction of a state of emergency in the country. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, over 1.278 million coronavirus tests have been carried out in Serbia. The average age of those infected is between 30 and 50 years.

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