Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Jan. 24 that a new variant of Covid-19 had arrived in Serbia.
In an interview with Prva TV, the president said Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar had confirmed the report, explaining the carrier was a female passenger from London, who presented a negative PCR test upon entering Serbia. The case was discovered timely and the carrier isolated, Vucic explained.
He also said tht a true war was being led on the market for vaccines, and that it was easier to buy nuclear weapons than a Covid-19 vaccine at this point.
"We have received zero vaccines from the Covax initiative, just like Montenegro and North Macedonia. Russia has sent us very little, as the Russians have encountered difficulties in production, but Serbia remains their first priority, followed by Hungary. We are negotiating with AstraZeneca, too, and we want their vaccine, because it's excellent," Vucic said.