Story By: Sofija Dizdarevik, Sub-Editor: Alex Cope, Agency: Newsflash
This pensioner who told cops she was studying English when asked why she was walking the streets during COVID-19 lockdown has been fined 1,125 GBP for breaking quarantine.
The elderly woman, named Olivera, was stopped by the police as over 65-year-olds are instructed to remain indoors as they are considered the most vulnerable group affected by the virus.
In the footage, a police officer is seen stopping the woman in the street and asking: “Good day madam, what’s your name and why are you outside?”
She replies that her name is Olivera and that she is on her way home.
The stern cop asks: “Where were you?”
The sweet old lady answers: “I was at an English class.”
She adds: “At my friend’s house, she has the time right now.”
The 65-year-old became widely popular throughout the Balkans for the video but the authorities did not see the funny side. Reports state she has been fined 150,000 RSD (1,125 GBP) for violating curfew.
The video was wdiely commented on by netizens such as ‘Aleksandra Stevanovic’ who wrote: “Working on your self-development is a priority!”
‘Gordana Veruovic’ said: “She is adorable. I hope she lives until 100.”
‘Milena Djordjevic-Buca’ wrote: “She is a queen! Why didn’t they drive her home?”
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 1,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Serbia with 51 deaths.
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