COVID-19 UPDATES: Bosnia sees third coronavirus-related death, case total at 166

COVID-19 UPDATES: Bosnia sees third coronavirus-related death, case total at 166

COVID-19 UPDATES: Bosnia sees third coronavirus-related death, case total at 166 Izvor: INA FASSBENDER / AFP

21:14 Bosnian healthcare authorities confirmed Tuesday evening a new coronavirus-related fatality and another coronavirus infection, both from Sarajevo area. A woman who passed away during the day have tested positive to COVID-19 posthumously, Sarajevo clinical centre general manager, Sebija Izetbegovic told N1. Another patient had close contact with a person who attended the ceremony in the town of Konjic, which left dozens infected. The country's tally is now at 166.

18:20 Bosnia's Serb-majority part Republika Srpska's Health Minister confirmed that they recorded 11 more coronavirus cases, out of 55 tests performed on Tuesday. This brings the total count of COVID-19 patients in the country to 164.

17:50 A man from Bosanska Krupa, a town in north-western Bosnia, is the first patient with Coronavirus in this town, and 154th case in Bosnia, general manager of the regional Bihac hospital Hajrudin Havic said on Tuesday.

16:45 Three more coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, according to N1's Tina Jelin-Dizdar. Two patients have been reported in the southwestern town Siroki Brijeg and one in Bihac, the country's northwest. The total number of those infected in the whole country has risen to 153.

13:11 A 53-year-old man has passed away from coronavirus-related pneumonia, authorities in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton said on Tuesday.

10:45 The Health Minister of Bosnia’s Serb-majority region said on Tuesday morning that another 13 people, including a surgeon, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, which means that Bosnia now has 150 confirmed coronavirus cases.

He said the surgeon caught the virus outside of the hospital and that he was not in contact with any other health workers.

08:58 Bosnia’s security minister said on Tuesday he will insist on temporarily closing the Sarajevo International Airport for passengers as the country records 137 COVID-19 cases.

Health authorities in Konjic, the town where nearly two dozen people were infected during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of an arms factory, confirmed another four COVID-19 cases around midnight.

On Tuesday morning, the southwestern town of Siroki Brijeg saw its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

The coronavirus came to Bosnia in early March and since then the number of those who contracted it has been growing rapidly.

Curfews and other strict measures have been introduced across Bosnia and Herzegovina as authorities struggle to isolate the country from the outside as well as within.

Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic requested the Sarajevo airport to be closed down.

“That should be done immediately,” he told the media, urging relevant authorities to make sure to close it for passengers but not for cargo.

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