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Čerkez: Epidemiological situation in FBiH is stable

Text: Muamer Selimbegovic, FENA Photo/Hazim Aljović

SARAJEVO, May 19 (FENA) – In the last 24 hours, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 900 people were tested, five of whom were positive for coronavirus (Covid-19), and these cases are registered in Tuzla, Zenica-Doboj and Sarajevo Canton.

Member of the Crisis Staff of the FBiH Ministry of Health and Assistant Minister of Public Health Goran Čerkez said today that the situation in FBiH is under control and that the epidemiological situation is stable, and that, in general, we can be satisfied.

A total of 30.712 people have been tested in FBiH so far, of which 1.009 were positive.

According to the presented data, 848 patients have recovered in FBiH so far, of which 44 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. Currently, 124 positive cases have been registered in FBiH.

Also, 25 positive patients were hospitalized in the FBiH, none of them is on a ventilator.

Čerkez said that the Crisis Staff held a meeting this morning to discuss current situation, including the issue of allowing entry into BiH, i.e. the opening of the state border, which will most likely follow in early June.

In this context, the measures that will be valid upon entering BiH were considered, along with different options that would possibly apply to all those coming from the EU, or will be defined differently by individual countries, having in mind the current situation with coronavirus in each country.

He added that the FBiH Ministry of Health has approved the laboratories of clinical centers and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to enable testing on a commercial basis for all persons who need to be tested for coronavirus for travel abroad.