Oscar-winning Bosnian Filmmaker Danis Tanovic sends Important Message regarding Coronavirus


Oscar-winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic reacted via Twitter to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, saying it was necessary to introduce mandatory wearing of the mask in all public spaces, open and closed.

The epidemiological situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming more worrying day by day, and the number of newly infected is still increasing.

“Introduce the obligatory wearing of masks in all public spaces, open and closed, otherwise you will be responsible for the murder of your own people at some point,” Tanovic was clear on his Twitter profile.

“The European Union has not determined any final number, but it is an average number of cases in the EU. As of July 30, that number is 20. But it also varies with them. So, that is the average number of infected people in 14 days in the entire EU. That number is relevant and third world countries must reach it in order to get the green light to travel to EU countries,” explains Amer Osmic, a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.

According to the calculation, in BiH in the 14-day period, from July 23 to August 5, per 100,000 inhabitants (if we take into account the official number of BiH citizens according to the 2013 census, which is 3,531,159) the average daily, the number of infected is 111, which is far more than the EU criteria.

“The real number of inhabitants, which is now less than the official data, would be affected by the number of infected per 100,000 would be higher. According to the research, compared to 2013, this year we have a significantly smaller number of inhabitants. According to the estimates of the Agency for Statistics, we are talking about 3.4 million, although the estimates of the non-governmental sector, researchers, scientific or academic community say that the number is closer to three million than 3.5 million. It ranges from 3 to 3.2 million. But we have no official data or census after 2013. Since there are fewer inhabitants and more infected, that number would not be 111, but 122. In any case, we have almost 5.5 times more infected per 100,000 inhabitants than the EU average,” concludes Osmic.

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