Branislav Tiodorovic, an epidemiologist and member of the Serbian COVID Crisis Headquarters, has said that the tighter anti-epidemic measures were likely to be extended and that the medical members of the HQ wanted them to remain in force until March 29.
"Our proposal will be to keep the measures we have now in force until March 29, but we'll see what happens at the Crisis Headquarters session. At this time, we have to reduce everything to just the necessities, and those are food, medication, and fuel, in order to save people's lives, because without health and people, there is no economy," Tiodorovic told the March 19 issue of the Kurir daily.
He stressed that the medical members of the Crisis Headquarters knew that "a few days" of stepped-up measures was not a solution and would not produce a sufficient result, which is why the measures have to be extended.
Ljilja Timotijevic, director of the Belgrade Institute of Pulmonary Disease and Tuberculosis, on March 19 told the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation that, in addition to new cases of coronavirus infection, there was a large number of post-COVID patients reporting continuing health issues.