Kosovo government reinstates curfew in some cities

Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti told a press conference in Prishtina on Sunday that the government has decided to reinstate a curfew in some cities starting from Monday as part of new measures against the spread of COVID-19.

“We have prepared an action plan which will be adopted today in the government and it specifies in detail the actions that will be undertaken. We will reinstate the measure of restricted movement that will be in effect from 21:00 to 05:00 in cities with a larger number of infected cases, such as Prishtina, Prizren, Ferizaj, and Vushtrri,” he said.

Hoti said the government will create additional capacities with beds and equipment, reorganize clinics at the Kosovo University Clinical Center, utilize regional hospitals, and reach out to private clinics to make available their beds to coronavirus patients.

Hoti also said that all restaurants and bars will be closed from 21:00 to 05:00.

Asked by reporters if Health Minister Armend Zemaj will resign after the latest fatalities and the spike in cases, Hoti said: “We are doing everything in our power to manage the situation. We are all in the line of duty, the Minister and the healthcare staff too”.