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Coronavirus violation: Serbia sentences man to 3 years

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 28, 2020
Serbia on Friday sentenced a man to three years in prison for violating the mandatory quarantine period after returning from abroad.
Serbia   Belgrade
He was convicted for "failure to comply with health regulations at the time of epidemic” as the country heightens measures to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Topics: Coronavirus Serbia

The 38-year-old man identified only by his initials, S.Z., had returned to Serbia from an international trip and had been asked by airport authorities to self quarantine.

His trial was held via a video link on Skype.

There are 112 people jailed pending trial in the country over similar offences.

Serbia has so far confirmed 528 cases of the coronavirus.