Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Aug. 7 that the decision on students returning to schools would be announced early next week.
"My intention is to work on that the entire weekend so we can issue clear and concrete recommendations on Aug. 10 or 11," the PM said.
Speaking about the United against COVID petition, signed by Serbian doctors, the PM said the government wanted to have a conversation and hear dissenting opinions and advice on new approaches, but that the response from the other side was "to start from A to Z and talk to everyone individually."
"I'm still here and I want to talk with anyone who seriously and responsibly wants to talk. But say there are 2,800 of them and I talk for 24 hours, then I'd spend six months just on them, instead of doing something else for all Serbian citizens," Brnabic said.
She affirmed that Serbia had sufficient medical equipment and that the health care sector "shouldn't worry," and went on to say that all patients could get the necessary treatment.