Montenegro has asked the European Union and NATO to send medical workers to help health services fight COVID-19.
It is reported by Euractiv.
In a letter circulated in the Podgorica daily Pobjeda newspaper, Montenegro’s foreign minister asked NATO and EU partners to send medical personnel to support the country’s overwhelmed healthcare facilities.
“Your help, as far as possible, would be extremely important,” the newspaper quotes Djordje Radulovic as saying.
Montenegro, whose economy is largely dependent on tourism revenues, has imposed a curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am and ordered people to stay within most of their municipalities to stop transmission.
On Monday, Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic called on the government to introduce stricter quarantine and restrict entry into the country.
In Montenegro, with a population of 620,000, 1,892 people have died of COVID-19 and 80,803 have become infected.
Montenegro, a NATO member, and EU candidate began vaccinating its population with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on 20 February.