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SRNA News Roundup /III/ - July 16, 2020

 


 

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BANJALUKA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - The Republika Srpska Government adopted today in an urgent procedure a proposed bill amending and supplementing the law on incentives in the economy.

BANJALUKA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - The Republika Srpska Government adopted today a proposed bill on mediation in trade in real estate which stipulates that a written agreement must be concluded for every such mediation and introduces obligatory liability insurance for the damage a mediator could inflict on the other party to the agreement.

BANJALUKA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Radovan Višković, who tested positive for the coronavirus, is feeling well, has mild symptoms, and is in home isolation, says a press release from the Republika Srpska Government’s Press Office.

BIJELJINA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - The newly-appointed acting director of the "Sveti vračevi" Hospital in Bijeljina, Zlatko Maksimović, announced today a new work organization in the struggle against the coronavirus in order to improve the situation in this health institution where 23 health care professionals are infected with the coronavirus.

BIJELJINA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - There are 21 patients in a covid hospital in Bijeljina whose symptoms range from mild to very severe, said assistant director of the "Sveti vračevi" Hospital Mikajlo Lazić.

ZVORNIK, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - The commander of the City Headquarters for Emergency Situations of Zvornik, Zoran Stevanović, today pointed to the seriousness of the situation and appealed to citizens to abide by preventive measures, stressing that facemasks must become accessories as of today.

GRADIŠKA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Minister of Republika Srpska Internal Affairs Dragan Lukač congratulated police officers on successful operation in the settlement of Turjak in Gradiška where a hostage crisis ended today, and the suspect was arrested. A person whose initials are D.B., of Turjak, Gradiška, who was arrested on suspicion that he verbally and then physically attacked his neighbor and threw a bomb on him which did not explode, is being questioned by the police.


BiH

SARAJEVO, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - To date, 7,681 persons in BiH were infected with the coronavirus, 240 persons died, and 3,534 recovered from the infection, says the Ministry of Civil Affairs at the Council of Ministers.

SARAJEVO, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Chairman of the Council of Ministers Zoran Tegeltija spoke today with international representatives about prospects for the continuation of support to infrastructure projects in the field of water supply in which local communities in BiH expressed great interest.

BELGRADE, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - The Association of Families of Kidnapped and Killed Persons in Kosovo and Metohija asked US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who proposed a new resolution on Srebrenica, "why are US Congressmen ignoring Serb victims?"

SARAJEVO, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations at the Council of Ministers Staša Košarac has said that the decision on the quality of oil and liquid fuels, which has been outdated in many segments, is in force in BiH at the moment, and that in keeping with assumed international obligations and international practice in the field of standardization, relevant institutions have an obligation to constantly work on raising the quality of fuels in the market and harmonizing regulations in this field.


FEDERATION OF BiH

MOSTAR, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Twenty-two persons in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton tested positive for the coronavirus, of whom 15 are from Mostar, said the Canton Crisis Staff.

TUZLA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - In the past 24 hours, 242 persons in the Tuzla Canton were tested of whom 15 tested positive for the coronavirus, reports the Canton Ministry’s Crisis Staff.


SERBIA

BELGRADE, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - In the past 24 hours, 383 persons tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia and 13 persons died, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said today.

BELGRADE, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin attended a ceremony of handing over medical devices for prevention and control of epidemic, which was donated by the Chinese Ministry of Defense, and said that China is again showing that the friendship between the two countries is made of steel.

BRUSSELS, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić met in Brussels with European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi as part of the continuation of the Belgrade-Priština dialogue.

REGION

PODGORICA, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - Archbishop Dragan Mitrović, the elder of the Cathedral of Christ’s Resurrection in Podgorica, was questioned today at the Podgorica public prosecutor’s office on suspicion that he did not act in keeping with health regulations pertaining to curbing dangerous infectious diseases.

ZAGREB, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - In the past 24 hours, 86 persons tested positive for the coronavirus in Croatia, bringing a total number of infections to 1,190, and 74% of the infected people are self-isolating, members of the National Civil Protection Staff said at a press conference today.

SKOPLJE, JULY 16 /SRNA/ - A vehicle of the Gostivar Election Commission, which carried election material to Skoplje, was caught on fire, but no one was hurt in the accident and the material was not destroyed. /end/sg