The head of the Belgrade Communal Militia Ivan Divac said on Wednesday that cafes, bars and restaurants across the city closed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday in line with the new measures introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Communal Militia is the renamed communal police which is in charge of enforcing all communal regulations.
Divac told the Serbian state TV (RTS) morning show that his officers had to shut down two betting shops which they found open at 9:00 pm.
He said that Communal Militia officers also located five apartments rented out for parties. The Communal Militia chief denied claims that there are cafes, restaurants or bars that are under someone’s protection and are not being forced to obey the instructions on opening hours.