Suspension of Work of Preschool Institutions in Canton Sarajevo because of Coronavirus


Minister of Education, Science and Youth of the Sarajevo Canton Anis Krivic has sent an order on the suspension of work of preschool institutions and extended stay in primary schools in Sarajevo Canton, Klix.ba news portal reports.

As stated, work in pre-school institutions shall be suspended for a period of at least 15 days and extended stay until March 25th this year.

This order comes into force on Friday and was issued in accordance with the orders of the Federal Crisis Staff and the Crisis Staff of the Ministry of Health of Canton Sarajevo.

The decision of the Crisis Staff of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity to suspend classes in primary and secondary schools, as well as at the universities in the Federation of BiH.

Under the same decision all theater and cinema shows, as well as sports activities and other public gatherings are canceled for a period of two weeks as of Thursday.

The Federal Minister of Health Vjekoslav Mandic said at a press conference on Wednesday that the epidemiological situation in the FBiH is still stable but also requires the maximum responsibility of each individual.

The decision to suspend classes will be formally announced during the day to all schools and universities.

These measures are taken following the coronavirus situation in Europe as well as in the region.

All levels of government in Bosnia-Herzegovina claim that the epidemiological situation regarding the country’s coronavirus is not dramatic. In BiH, seven cases of infection with this virus have been confirmed so far, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

At the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo, samples of three other patients from the city of Zenica were tested.

The two were confirmed to be coronavirus positive. Patients tested positive for a coronary test are the daughter and son-in-law of a woman who was confirmed to have coronavirus the day before.

There are currently 13 people infected and 500 in isolation in BiH.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has officially banned entry to foreigners coming from the countries where there are most cases of infected people with coronavirus, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an order to all field offices at our country’s border crossings to ban persons from Italy, Iran, South Korea and certain parts of China, namely the Hubei provinces and the city of Wuhan, from entering the country.

As confirmed by the Border Police, the order was sent to all field offices and they are already acting on it.

The decision came into force immediately after Bosnian Border Police Director Zoran Galic received an official request from Bosnian Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic last night to act in accordance with his authority. Earlier, Minister Radoncic received the full support of the Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija for this decision, as well as the entity Prime Ministers Fadil Novalic and Radovan Viskovic.

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