On Saturday, November 21, the Serbian government adopted new measures to suppress the epidemic caused by the COVID-19 infectious disease, whose implementation will begin on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, and last for the next ten days.
According to the new measures, between November 24 and December 3, the working hours of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, as well as shopping malls, theaters, cinemas and other cultural institutions and special and classic gambling clubs is limited, so that they are closed between 6 pm and 5 am the next day, says the new Decree of the government, published in the Official Gazette.
This Decree amends some of the items from the previous one, so stores and other retail outlets are closed between 9 pm and 5 am the next day, Tanjug announced.
Pharmacies, gas stations (pertaining exclusively to the sale of fuel) and hospitality facilities and other facilities that deliver food, can continue working without any restrictions, the Decree says.
As the government announced, the use of personal protective equipment (wearing a protective mask) indoors, as well as outdoors in those situations where interpersonal contact cannot be avoided is mandatory and unconditional.
The government also proscribes the prohibition of all public gatherings with the presence of more than five persons indoors and outdoors.
Excluded from this measure are work organizations, schools, shops, shopping malls and similar facilities, which are subject to the prescribed limit on the number of persons present at all times in relation to the square footage of the facility (minimum 4 m2 per person).
The government also enables work from home to all employees wherever possible.
Among the measures is also strict control of the obligation to wear a protective mask in public transport, with a limit of the maximum number of passengers in a vehicle to half of the declared capacity of the vehicle.
Another measure is strict control of the implementation of home isolation, house quarantine (self-isolation), as well as all other anti-epidemic measures in force.
These measures are limited to a period of 10 days and will be reconsidered in accordance with the subsequent epidemiological situation.