Actual Madrid striker Luka Jovic is being investigated by Serbian authorities and will face jail time if it’s discovered he violated self-isolation measures carried out in the course of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, per the Related Press.
The star was seen on the streets of Belgrade and there may be photograph proof he attended his girlfriend’s birthday celebration, per the AP, regardless of not too long ago getting back from a rustic with a lot of coronavirus instances. Serbian officers didn’t point out the 22-year-old Jovic by title, however blasted “millionaire” soccer gamers to reporters.
“The truth that they’re identified sportsmen, and that they’re wealthy, won’t cease them from being punished,” Serbian Inside Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic stated Thursday, by way of the Related Press. “Both they’ll respect the legislation, or they’ll go to jail.”
Stefanovic stated they’ve “written felony reviews in opposition to a few of these well-known athletes” and the courtroom will decide the time for them to reply, per Aim.
Jovic got here again to Serbia final week from Spain, the place greater than 17,000 folks have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus and practically 800 have died as of Thursday afternoon. The Actual Madrid gamers and workers have been self-isolating since a basketball participant examined optimistic for the virus final week. Jovic reportedly bought permission from the membership to return dwelling.
Serbia instituted a state of emergency in an effort to cease the unfold of the virus for these getting back from locations with a considerable amount of instances. These getting back from 9 international locations recognized by Serbia as high-risk, together with Spain, are to self-isolate for 28 days. Others are to self-isolate for 14 days, per the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.
The nation additionally deployed its army to the borders for the primary time in a decade on Wednesday, required the aged to remain indoors always and enforced an evening curfew for everybody.
Those that violate directions by well being authorities or the curfew rules face felony expenses, fines or jail time, per Reuters. Stefanovic stated it may very well be as much as 12 years for ignoring the self-isolation or quarantine guidelines, per the AP.
Jovic referenced the problem on his Instagram story and gave an apology.
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