World News – GB – Official: Bosnia faces « rapid increase in number of COVID patients »


Massacre survivors and young people from all ethnically and politically divided countries attend the first public screening of Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic’s film about 1995 Srebrenica massacre – « Quo Vadis, Aida? », in the town of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia, Saturday October 10, 2020 (AP Photo / Kemal Softic)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Senior Bosnian health official warns poor Balkan country faces ‘rapid rise in patient numbers’ with novel coronavirus

The deputy health minister of the Bosnian-Croat-ruled half of Bosnia, Goran Cerkez, said on Monday that all hospitals in the region had been instructed to allocate a third of their capacity to the treatment of COVID-19 patients Wearing face masks has become mandatory in open public spaces as well as indoors

Bosnia reported an increase in the number of new cases in recent weeks to a record high On Monday, authorities reported 703 new cases in the past 24 hours and said 18 people had died

Meanwhile, in the remaining Serbian-dominated part of Bosnia, authorities have placed schools on distance education in order to contain the spread of the virus

Bosnia’s healthcare system is among the weakest in Europe after the country went through a devastating war in the 1990s ”

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lidl, Sarajevo

News from the world – GB – Official: Bosnia faces « rapid increase in number of COVID patients »



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