Montenegro becomes first European country to declare coronavirus free

(VOVWORLD) - Montenegro is the first coronavirus free country in Europe, said Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at a press conference on Monday. 

He also announced kindergartens and cinemas will open next week, and border crossings will open on June 1.

Montenegro will reopen borders with countries that meet the criteria of the Institute of Public Health -- having less than 25 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Markovic said. These countries include Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Montenegro's battle against COVID-19 lasted for 68 days. During this period, 324 people tested positive, with nine dead.

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