BiH further mitigates COVID-19 measures

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-11 19:08:21|Editor: huaxia

SARAJEVO, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Two months after COVID-19 pandemic, public transport, kindergardens, restaurants, bars, hair salons, dentists, betting shops as well as open-air fitness centers and gyms are allowed to reopen in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), state-own media FENA reported on Monday.

All businesses will have to follow precaution measures, specified by the Institute for Public Health RS, related to personal distance, protective gear and disinfection.

Public transport companies are allowed to run with up to 50 percent of its vehicle capacity, along with other preventive measures. In kindergartens, only 10 percent of children are expected to return according to the recent telephone survey conducted among parents.

Emergency Headquarter in the Federation of BiH (FBiH), another BiH entity, announced on Sunday that new mitigation of anti-COVID-19 measures is expected on Thursday in this entity as well. Public transport, kindergartens, dentists will reopen. Reopening bars and restaurants is also announced but at first only in outdoor spaces such are gardens and terraces.

So far, BiH has reported 2,130 cases of COVID-19 infections and 112 deaths. Enditem