In an interview for Sarajevo-based daily newspaper Dnevni avaz, Head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Johann Sattler said that it was important for citizens to abide by all measures imposed by competent authorities in the country, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
“There will be more restrictive measures in the following days, but believe me - this is the moment when this needs to be respected. We must not take this lightly”, said Sattler.
The EUSR underlined that drastic measures, which are being applied in the majority of European countries, were the only choice, as all the alternatives had proven to be flawed.
Sattler reminded that the EU had always been the biggest donor during the most difficult times, adding that it would be the case once again.
“Various forms of assistance are being prepared. I’ve had a meeting with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija, and we’ve talked about the most urgent needs, including medical equipment”, said Sattler.
Meanwhile, the World Bank Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina announced that the World Bank had secured USD 20 million for mitigation of consequences of the coronavirus epidemic in the country.