The mayor of Bijeljina, Mico Micic (64), passed away today after being tested positive for COVID-19. Micic died at the Banja Luka University Clinical Centre at around 12 o’clock.
The presence of coronavirus was confirmed on November 26, and due to the more severe clinical picture, he was transferred to the University Clinical Center of Republika Srpska in Banja Luka. Due to his deteriorating health, he was connected to a respirator on December 2, Klix.ba writes.
Micic was born in 1956 in Bijeljina. He finished primary school in Gradac and Crnjelovo, and secondary technical school in Bijeljina. He graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education in 1981 in Sarajevo. He started working in the Administrative Service of the Municipality of Bijeljina in 1996 as the Head of the Department for Veterans, Disabled and Civil Protection and he performed that duty until 2000. Since 2000, he has been the Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Government of the Republika Srpska, and since 2003 the Minister of Labor and Veterans’ and Disabled Protection.
In the 2005 local elections, he was elected mayor of Bijeljina for the first time.