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Gov’t: State quarantines guarded closely, pose no threat to locals

State-ordered quarantines are secured and guarded closely by the police and the army. Citizens accommodated in these facilities pose no threat to anyone, the government says Saturday in a statement.

Skopje, 28 March 2020 (MIA) – State-ordered quarantines are secured and guarded closely by the police and the army. Citizens accommodated in these facilities pose no threat to anyone, the government says Saturday in a statement.

Rest assured, says the government, because all the measures taken to take over our nationals after being repatriated from other countries are in line with the highest health standards.

Nineteen accommodation establishments with a total capacity of 2,104 beds have been put at a disposal. Of those, 1,082 beds have been occupied.

“Citizens placed in state-ordered 14-day quarantine are banned from leaving their rooms or the building. Every floor of the establishment is closely guarded by the army and the police,” said the statement.

The citizens in quarantine, it added, have been interviewed by an epidemiologists.

“There is no room for concern or for panic because the highest health standards and protocols are being applied,” the government noted.

A group of citizens, whose place of residence is in the city of Bitola, have been in state-ordered quarantine in a hotel in downtown Bitola since late Friday after being repatriated from Malta.

The Municipality of Bitola issued a press release to react to social media outcry over the decision to have these people put in quarantine in the center of Bitola.

“No one ordered to be isolated poses threat to the city because they are guarded non-stop,” said the press release of the Municipality of Bitola, calling on its citizens to show solidarity and not to stigmatize those placed in quarantine after returning from abroad.

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