CAPTURED BY CORONAVIRUS
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As the virus approached Slovenia's borders in early March, the borders were closed overnight. Various measures came into force on them. Therefore, many remained trapped on the Slovenian borders and also inside the country and could not return to their homeland.
About a hundred Serbian citizens were trapped in Slovenia due to the closure of the borders. Due to the complete lack of accommodation, some of them spent even a week in their cars - at highway stops or in the vicinity of the Serbian embassy in Ljubljana, where arrangements were made for their return to their homeland. It was not until March 24 that the Ljubljana city administration provided them with accommodation in the Ježica sports hall, and the next day the first convoys left for Serbia.
A Serbian truck driver at the Fernetiči border crossing. 13. 3. 2020
Many buses with passengers were also stopped at the border with Italy for several days. Among them, a busload of Ukrainian workers who were trying to return home. 13. 3. 2020
The way forward was not possible, so long columns of vehicles formed at the border. 13. 3. 2020
Serbian truckers are used to surviving at stops, but this time the continuation of the journey was uncertain. 13. 3. 2020
Citizens of Serbia are bivouacing in cars in front of the Serbian embassy in Ljubljana, trying to secure their return home. Ljubljana, 23.3. 2020
The police inspector (right) tries to ensure everything necessary for accommodation in the sports hall and possible continuation of the journey home. 25. 3. 2020
The Janković family from Baćka Palanka spent almost a week in their car at the Barje gas station with their two small children. Ljubljana, 25. 3. 2020
Temperature measurement before entering the sports hall in Ježica. Ljubljana, 24. 3. 2020
After bivouacing in a car for a few days, a folding bed is also a great luxury. Ljubljana, 24. 3. 2020