March 16 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government is introducing a five-day lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, prime minister Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday.
All stores will be closed except for groceries, pharmacies and filling stations from March 17 through March 21, Brnabic said in a statement.
Kindergartens will also continue working, while students in the lower grades of primary schools will probably switch to online classes from March 22 for least a week.
The government has no plans of introducing a curfew or to limit the free movement of citizens, Brnabic added.
New COVID-19 cases have been rising in Serbia since the beginning of March. On Monday, authorities reported 4,634 new infections and 28 new deaths related to the coronavirus, with 219 people on machine breathing.
The total number of infections has risen to 520,911, with the death toll increasing to 4,747. A total of 3,164,313 people have so far been tested for COVID-19.