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Montenegro Coronavirus measures: Single person only allowed in public places
Montenegro Coronavirus National Coordination Body agrees new measures: No more than one person in public places
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The National Coordination Body, at the session chaired by President Milutin Simović
, analyzed the epidemiological situation in Montenegro and found that a significant increase of the number of citizens on the streets and in public places yesterday and today represents an unacceptable level of violation of orders
and recommendations prescribing social distancing and staying in housing facilities. Therefore, the National Coordination Body decided to amend several temporary measures, so that new decisions would apply from 9.4.2020.
Amended orders and recommendations prohibit:
1. presence and loitering of more than one person in public places, except for a child under 12 years of age, a child with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities and wheelchair users, with the presence of one parent, guardian, adoptive parent, foster, companion or other adult member of the family household;
This prohibition does not apply to persons who perform their regular work tasks permitted by the orders.
2. presence and loitering of persons on beaches (river, lake and sea), landscaped and unregulated bathing areas and picnic areas;
3. leaving the residential premises from Sunday from 11 a.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.;
It is ordered:
4. compulsory institutional isolation for persons who have been quarantined or self-isolated and are tested positive for the novel coronavirus, if they must be isolated from healthy persons and cannot be provided with self-isolation in family accommodation; for patients who have been hospitalized, have recovered and have no symptoms of the disease, but have not yet had two consecutive negative results from samples taken at intervals of 24 hours; as well as for persons who came from abroad and tested positive for the novel coronavirus in quarantine.
Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are tested positive for the novel coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health care professionals, based on the decision of the sanitary inspection.
The National Coordination Body agreed to adopt the new Order ordering companies, other legal entities, or entrepreneurs who carry out the construction works and are responsible for the execution of construction works on the facility, i.e. for the execution of certain works:
1. to put notice, in a conspicuous place on the construction site, on the temporary prevention and control measures for the novel coronavirus prescribed by this order;
2. to ensure that all employees performing construction work, during their organised transportation to and from the construction site, as well as during their stay and work on the construction
site (except during the mealtime), use personal protective equipment – masks and gloves;
3. to prohibit all employees who carry out construction work on the construction site, during working hours, from leaving the construction site to procure food, etc.;
4. to provide food delivery to employees performing construction work on the construction site;
5. to ensure social distance during the organised transportation of employees from and to the construction site (bus or van);
6. to organise work
in several groups of 20 or less employees at larger construction sites (with 40 or more employees), bearing in mind that groups cannot be changed, while ensuring social distance at the construction site and avoiding to the greatest extent possible physical contact between these groups after leaving the construction site. This obligation also applies to the organisation of collective accommodation of employees, their transportation, area intended for food consumption at the construction site, the time distance when arriving at the construction site, which must prevent the merging of employees divided into groups;
7. to organise the work of the principal, responsible and other engineers indoors in such a way as to provide greater social distance with the mandatory use of personal protective equipment – masks and gloves.
Failure to comply with the measures is subject to criminal liability, in accordance with Articles 287 and 302 of the Criminal Code of Montenegro.
Analyzing the effects of the adopted measures, the National Coordination Body initiated a procedure for verification of the validity of movement certificates during restrictions
issued by companies and urged the competent authorities to treat any identified abuse in accordance with the legally prescribed criminal liability.
With the same attention, the emergence of public assistance offers, voluntary work and requests for donations have been analyzed. The competent authorities are invited to analyze these phenomena in particular with regard to possible abuses.
There have been reports of incitement to disregard measures against the coronavirus epidemic and attempts to introduce national and political elements into their implementation. The National Coordination Body has strongly condemned such cases that directly endanger public health and the lives of citizens.
There is a strong conviction that the attempts to stop the awakened social responsibility and solidarity expressed by our citizens, businesses, foreign investors and the Montenegrin diaspora cannot succeed because solidarity, responsibility and patriotism are much stronger and more valuable than any obstruction.
Without prejudice to the decisions of the judicial authorities and without prejudice to the presumption of innocence, the National Coordination Body expressed its full support to the competent institutions for the prompt and efficient detection of persons suspected
of committing the criminal offense of unauthorized collection and use of personal data by sending a list of persons affected by coronavirus to other persons.
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