Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on July 1 that a worse epidemiological situation was in store for Serbia next fall, explaining that at this point it's "impossible to lock the country down," but that we "need to work to live" instead.
Vucic said in an interview with the Pink TV the expectation was that the spread of the virus would be fairly under control during summer and that the national economy could "flourish," adding though that the current situation was "not tragic" either. "We'll wait for a couple more days and if the healthcare system appears threatened, we'll introduce tighter restrictions," the president said.
Speaking of the number of coronavirus deaths, Vucic wanted to know if "there would be any difference if we had 370 deaths instead of 260 or 270." "Where would that lead us, except for hiding that someone has died of another illness. These are the protocols, how to talk about that..." the president said.
In a comment on repeated votes at certain polling stations on July 1 Vucic said there's a slight chance of more parties crossing the three-percent electoral threshold.