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Epidemiologist: Consequences of Black Friday Crowds in Malls to Show in a Few Days

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News / Politics | 30.11.20 | access_time 13:09

Epidemiologist and Crisis Headquarters member Branislav Tiodorovic (Beta/Serbian government/Slobodan Miljevic)

According to Epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorovic, a member of the Serbian COVID-19 Crisis Headquarters, in the next five to seven days, Serbia is to see the consequences of the Black Friday rushes to shopping malls and other gatherings, which will be reflected in the number of positive tests and the infected.

“Such crowds gathered just when they shouldn’t have, when the number of infected people, the virus carriers, is at the highest, and we’ll certainly have to weather the next weak, primarily, our healthcare system which is putting up a heroic fight,” Tiodorovic said for the Nov. 30 issue of the Blic daily.

He expects the curve to flatten around Dec. 10, but “only if the measures are adhered to and everyone acts responsibly.”

“We can then expect [the number of cases to] drop and [the situation to] calm down around the New Year’s. It’s a very optimistic prediction, but if we act responsibly, we can succeed in lowering the number of the infected,” Tiodorovic stated.
 

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