Corona-the crisis in Serbia: The avoidable second wave

Serbia was on a good way. While Europe looked to the beginning of the year to Italy, Spain and France, it remained in the Balkan state during the Corona-pandemi

Corona-the crisis in Serbia: The avoidable second wave

Serbia was on a good way. While Europe looked to the beginning of the year to Italy, Spain and France, it remained in the Balkan state during the Corona-pandemic pretty quiet. Although the leaders had played down in Belgrade, the danger of the development initially, but in March, they saw that it is by no means "the most ridiculous Virus of humanity," as a health adviser to the government in February, the public had sneered. Strict precautions and a far-reaching suspension of social life over the course of several weeks contributed to the fact that the situation is stabilized. Serbia seemed to have the pandemic as well as possible brought under control. But in the meantime, it looks as if in control of Serbia, the pandemic, but the pandemic of Serbia.

Michael Martens

a correspondent for Southeast European countries with headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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This has not generally least, with the Serbian parliamentary elections on 21. To do June and the decisions of the authorities in the weeks prior to that. In the election campaign, the social life in Serbia had been opened to such an extent, as it was seen elsewhere on the continent hardly. A dizzying height - or low point of the development was the approval of the authorities,, sporty allow large-scale events with audience. Up to 25,000 Fans came at the beginning of June, depending on the source to the Cup semi-final between red star and Partisan Belgrade. The were less than in other years, this classic of Serbian football, but under the given conditions, according to many specialists just yet 25,000 people a lot.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 03:19

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