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Serbia declares state of emergency due to coronovirus

Christian Fernsby |
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday declared a state of emergency in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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"Dear citizens, Serbia is at war today against an invisible and dangerous opponent, which our country must defeat. It is a fight for our parents, our elderly, but also the future of Serbia. Our parents have built everything we have in this country, they are under attack and we have to do everything to help them.

"We are now in a state of emergency," Vucic said, at a government session in the capital Belgrade.

He announced that education in schools and colleges will be suspended and sports halls and gyms closed.

"We are not likely to open schools until the end of year," said Vucic.

Serbia has confirmed 48 cases of coronavirus as of yesterday.

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