12 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday morning, meaning that the total of COVID-19 contractions in the country now stands at 354.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in Banja Luka (133), Konjic (25), Tuzla (20), Sarajevo (16), Siroki Brijeg (13), Zenica (12), Mostar (12), Laktasi (12), Gradiska (10), Bihac (9), Kozarska Dubica (8), Srebrenik (8), Citluk (7), Teslic (6), Gorazde (6), Prnjavor (5), Knezevo (5), Bijeljina (5), Grude (4), Brcko (3), Celinac (3), Modrica (3), Posusje (3), Zavidovici (3), Prijedor (2), Tesanj (2), Bosanski Brod (2), Travnik (2), Kotor Varos (2), Ribnik (2), Doboj (1), Derventa (1), Bosanska Krupa (1), Orasje (1), Srbac (1), Breza (1), Visoko (1), Novi Travnik (1) Lukavac (1), Zivinice (1), and Zepce (1).

There have been six coronavirus-related fatalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina thus far, while at least four persons are in critical condition. 17 persons have already recovered from the infection.

45 employees of the Zenica Cantonal Hospital have been quarantined due to being in contact with person who tested positive for coronavirus.

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In an interview for Banja Luka-based daily newspaper Nezavisne novine, Minister of Healthcare and Social Protection of the RS Alen Seranic said that the authorities in the RS expected to have the epidemic under control within the next three weeks.

The Banja Luka City Headquarters for Emergency Situations has extended for another two weeks the implementation of preventive measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

As of Monday, March 30, all four international airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina - in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar - are completely closed for passenger traffic.

The Civil Protection Crisis Headquarters in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the decision to ban the movement of citizens from 20:00 to 05:00 hours, meaning that the curfew between 20:00 and 05:00 is now in force in the entire country. Persons under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 have been banned from leaving their homes in the FBiH, while the same measure applies only to persons over the age of 65 in the RS.

The total number of coronavirus contractions globally is more than 724,500. The death toll so far is approximately 34,000, while slightly over 152,000 people have already recovered.


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