The Serbian Government has decided to keep the restaurants, cafes and shopping malls closed on March 22, while service businesses, grocery stores, cinemas, theaters, galleries and libraries may open providing they respect the strict epidemiological measures.
Cinemas, theaters, libraries, and other cultural institutions, as well as hair salons and other service businesses have to ensure they have at least nine square meters per customer or patron, while fitness clubs, spa centers, gyms and other sports facilities have to guarantee a minimum of 16 square meters per person.
The government announced increased checks and inspections whose purpose is to control the implementation of and compliance with the COVID-19 measures, as well as the introduction of COVID-19 inspectors on the premises. Food and drink vendors are only allowed counter sale, i.e. takeaway and 24 hours delivery services, while hotel restaurants and bars may only serve the hotel guests and that no later than by 9 p.m..
The vaccination against COVID-19 will continue as planned, while the campaign for student vaccination begins on March 22.
Epidemiologist Predrag Kon said on March 22 that the red zone doctors have gone silent because it is obvious that people do not want to hear that the situation in Serbia is “catastrophic.”