Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded 383 new Coronavirus cases over last 24 hours. The total death toll reached 19, which is the highest figure in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The healthcare officials are warning that the healthcare system in the country is on the verge of collapse due to the high number of people infected with COVID-19. They once again urged citizens to comply with recommended measures, including wearing of masks, washing of hands and disinfection of living and working space. Meanwhile, a new COVID outpatient clinic was opened in Sarajevo on Wednesday with the goal of unburdening the other COVID outpatient clinics and the COVID center in Sarajevo where a large number of citizens of Sarajevo, who suspect that they have been infected with COVID-19, report every day. A special COVID outpatient clinic will be opened in Banja Luka as well.
Among the casualties who passed away on Wednesday was also the Federation of BiH Minister for Veterans’ Issues Salko Bukvarevic who died after being put on respirator on Tuesday.
Experts fear that the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha could lead to a new spike in COVID-19 cases. In an effort to prevent this scenario, the Islamic Community has urged believes to respect all recommendations of health authorities. Worshippers will have to wear face masks and keep a-meter distance inside mosques, and imams have been advised to keep the prayers and sermons as short as possible.