Serbian Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar has said that 500 more beds are available in Belgrade hospitals now that the Institute of Occupational Health has joined the COVID system, which will also include the Rheumatology Institute as of late Nov. 13.
According to reports in the media on Nov. 13, Loncar said after a meeting with the chiefs of COVID hospitals that Serbia's health care system was "not on the verge of cracking," but was "overtaxed."
"We're considering new measures. We have the proposals of the Crisis Headquarters and in a day or two we'll come out with a new position based on the situation," the minister said.
Earlier, the immunologist Srdja Jankovic said that the Crisis Headquarters had proposed at a Nov. 12 session that hospitality industry operating hours should be limited to no later than 6 p.m., explaining that epidemiological risk was "somewhat higher" in evening hours.