Health Ministry State Secretary Mirsad Djerlek on Feb. 2 said that Serbia “is very close to defeating the coronavirus.”
In a statement to Pink TV, Djerlek said defeating the virus would be bolstered with the production of Covid-19 vaccines in Serbia, with the assistance of Russian experts, who were scheduled to arrive on Feb. 11.
“The production of Covid-19 vaccines will restore the status of Torlak (the Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera). The institute already has a team of expert, and it is only necessary to resolve technical and technology issues,” Djerlek said .
Belgrade City Assembly speaker Nikola Nikodijevic on Feb. 2 said that vaccination had been going according to expectations, noting that 50,000 people had so far received shots in two halls of the Belgrade Fair complex. “In the beginning, only Chinese jab was available, but as of recently Russia’s Sputnik V is also available in Hall 3. I hope that as of Feb. 3, we will also have Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines,” Nikodijevic told TV Pink.