Serbia imposes night curfew, orders elderly indoors

12:50, Wednesday, 18 March, 2020
Serbia imposes night curfew, orders elderly indoors

Serbia will ban people older than 70 from leaving their homes at any time and impose a night curfew on almost everyone else in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus, President Aleksandar Vucic said, adding the measures take effect on Wednesday.Health authorities in the Balkan country have so far reported 72 cases of infection and tested 374 people. There have been no fatalities.

In a live TV address to the nation, a somber looking Vucic said on Tuesday that the “poor discipline” of pensioners, many of whom scrambled to collect pensions and run errands after a state of emergency was declared on Sunday, prompted authorities to impose tough restrictions.

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