PM Forto: Sarajevo is the biggest COVID-19 Hotspot in Europe

Deputies of the Assembly of the Canton Sarajevo (CS) were discussing information on the current epidemiological situation caused by the coronavirus at an emergency online session, as well as the measures being taken in the competent CS institutions.

Before addressing the representatives of health institutions, KCUS, General Hospital “Prof. Dr. Abdulah Nakas”, Ambulance, Health Insurance of CS, Health Center of CS, CS Institute of Public Health, and President of the Crisis Staff and Minister of Health Haris Vranic, Cantonal Prime Minister Edin Forto warned that Sarajevo is currently the biggest hotspot for COVID-19 infection in Europe.

“Currently, Sarajevo is the largest hotspot in Europe. That is true, everyone who says that it is not so, does not pay enough attention. That is why today we all have to discuss together what to do next in order to move from number one in Europe “, Forto indicated yesterday.

He stressed that the basic postulate of crisis communication is that the public must be addressed clearly and tell the truth no matter how difficult it may be.

Forto also expressed the expectation that the CS Assembly will provide unequivocal support to create mechanisms to suppress coronavirus, but also to provide support to the economy.

Although it was planned to hold the continuation of the regular 33rd Working Session yesterday, it has been postponed, and the public will be informed about it on time.

Yesterday at 7 a.m., the ban measures for business entities in the CS, which were in force last weekend, expired. After the expiration, business entities continued to work, while respecting all epidemiological recommendations and orders that were set.

As was mentioned earlier, classes in schools will take place through the online model until March 26th, 2021. 

In the past 24 hours, 4,206 samples were registered with the Public Health Institute of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which 1,173 were positive for SARS-CoV-2.

So far, a total of 493,413 samples have been tested in the Federation of BiH, and SARS-CoV-2 has been confirmed in 95,686 persons.

In the past 24 hours, 597 patients have recovered.

There are currently active 10,844 cases positive for SARS-CoV-2 in this BiH entity.

In the past 24 hours, 39 new deaths were reported to the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH. As of today, the number of deaths in the Federation of BiH is 3,056, the entity Institute for Public Health announced.

In the last 24 hours, at the Institute of Public Health of the Republika Srpska, the University Clinical Center of the Republika Srpska, the University Hospital in Foča and the hospitals of Sv. Vračevi in ​​Bijeljina and Sv.apostol Luka in Doboj tested 1,100 laboratory samples, and coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed in 362 people.

In the last 24 hours, the Republika Srpska Institute of Public Health has reported 14 deaths in which the presence of the coronavirus has been confirmed.

So far, 47,028 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Republika Srpska, and a total of 2,395 people have died in whom the coronavirus test has been confirmed.

In that BiH entity, 37,167 people have recovered so far, and a total of 214,311 people have been tested.

Seventy-one new cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in the Brčko District of BiH. 116 samples were tested and three persons have recovered, Fena news agency writes.

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