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Serbia Has Reported Record Numbers of Daily COVID Infections and Deaths

November 17, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has reported record numbers of daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus.

Authorities says 4,994 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours and 24 people died — both daily highs since the start of the outbreak.

The government has shortened working hours of all shops, bars and restaurants and introduced fines for violations of restrictive rules in order to curb the spread. Starting Tuesday only gas stations, pharmacies and food delivery will be allowed to work beyond 9 p.m.

The nation of 7 million has reported more than 92,000 confirmed coronavirus and 1,054 deaths.

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