Wearing face masks outdoors and indoors is obligatory in all administrative units of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but many citizens fail to comply. In an effort to enforce the protective measure, police officers are issuing misdemeanor warrants and fines of up to BAM 500.

In the period from October 17 to November 5, the Sarajevo Canton police officers issued a total of 920 misdemeanour warrants against citizens who were found not wearing masks.

The situation regarding the coronavirus epidemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina is dramatic. The number of new cases continues to grow, as well as the number of COVID-19 related deaths.

In the past 24 hours, 1,211 new cases were detected and 20 persons died.