Kosovo police are proceeding according to a set operational plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Patrols have been increased, headquarters has been formed and the situation is being monitored.
Citizens should be self-disciplined, the Kosovo Police spokesman for the region north, Branislav Radovic told KoSSev.
In a statement issued to KoSSev, Radovic said that he has no answer to the question of whether Kosovo police will sanction non-compliance with the decision made earlier today by the municipal emergency headquarters or the The Serbian-sponsored Provisional Municipality of Kosovska Mitrovica to introduce a curfew from 8pm to 5am.
The Serbian-sponsored Provisional Municipality of Kosovska Mitrovica, that is, the Municipal Emergency Headquarters, issued decisions earlier today prohibiting movement from 8:00 to 5:00 in the morning, while retirees and people over 65 are completely banned from leaving their residences. The ban on movement from 20h – 05h applies to all taxi carriers and private car carriers, while all grocery retail stores will adjust their opening hours from 06:00 – 19:30.
„I do not know that and I cannot answer that question and it is not part of the operational plan,“ Radovic said, pointing out that the Kosovo police will be more involved in implementing measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
„The Kosovo police are operating according to an operational plan that has already been agreed and we do not have such information, however, they will be more involved to cover everything.“
„The measures of the operational plan have been increased and that plan is followed, so there will be no problems and I have no other answer to that. Increasing the number of patrols is part of the same operational plan,“ he added.
According to Radovic, the situation with the COVID-19 is been monitored by the hour and no problems or complications were recorded in the northern region up to 5:30 pm.
He emphasized that the citizens themselves should be self-disciplined as well. However, he is aware of a risk of an increased number of diaspora arrivals in Kosovo, which can „come at a cost.”
The decision followed the state of emergency introduced by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday.
Who will execute such an order since the Serbian law enforcement, security and judicial authorities were firstly suspended in 1999 and subsequently terminated by the Brussels agreements, this authority has not indicated.
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