6th September 2020.
CORONA VIRUS IN CROATIA
225 new COVID-19 cases, 237 recovered, one peesron has died
A total of 225 new coronavirus cases have been registered , 237 has recovered in Croatia in the past 24 hours and one person has died, the national COVID-19 response team said on Sunday.
The number of active cases has increased to 2,758 and 296 of them are hospitalized, including 21 on ventilators.
Since February 25, when the first case of infection with the novel virus was confirmed in Croatia, 11,964 people have been infected, of whom 198 have died and 9,008 have recovered. Currently, 8,964 people are in self-isolation. To date, 191,360 people have been tested, including 3,509 in the last 24 hours.
At the suggestion of the Civil Protection Headquarters of Bjelovar-Bilogora County, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia adopted a Decision on September 5th on the introduction of
necessary epidemiological measures for Bjelovar-Bilogora County.
The decision applies from September 7th, 2020, and limits the number of people at wedding ceremonies to 50, at other private ceremonies to 20.
Also, the number of persons who may be present at funerals is limited to 50. Carmine can be held only in a family circle with a maximum of 20 people, and condolences must not be expressed through close contact.
5th August 2020: 58 new cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia in the past 24 hours, and there are currently 633 active cases, the national COVID-19 response team said on Wednesday.
Among the active cases, 111 are hospitalised, including seven who are on ventilators. There have been no new fatalities.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, 5,376 people have contracted the disease. Of them, 154 have died and 4,589 have recovered.
Currently, 2,314 people are in self-isolation. To date, 124,383 people have been tested for the virus, including 1,167 in the past 24 hours.
15th July 2020: There were 116 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Saturday. Today’s new cases bring the total to
There were no new COVID-19-related fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 120.
There have been 2,929 recoveries so far, 104 more than yesterday.
There are 1,204 active cases currently in Croatia with 139 people in hospital and 8 patients currently on a ventilator.
Since late February, Croatia has conducted 102,189 tests, including 1,338 in the last 24 hours.
“The average age of those infected in Croatia is 47.6,” said Health Minister Vili Beros yesterday.
Most of the active cases are in the capital Zagreb, Osijek-Baranja and Split-Dalmatia counties.
15th July 2020.: There were 92 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 3,953, there have been 2,639 recoveries , are 930 active cases currently in Croatia
the national crisis management team said in a statement on Wednesday.
The current death toll stands at 119.
The most active cases is in Zagreb 18 new cases, There is also a large number in Karlovac county 12,
Vukovarsko-srijemskoj country 10, Splitsko-dalmatinska country 9, Požeško-slavonska country 8, Osječko-baranjska country 6, Dubrovačko-neretvanska counz+try 5. Po 4 nova Virovitičko-podravska 4 i Brodsko-posavska 4, Zagrebačka country 3, Šibensko-kninska 2
and i Istarska 2, Krapinsko-zagorska 1 and Zadarska country 1 new case.
The earlier decision requiring masks in retails shops and restaurants has now been expanded to include post offices, banks and all services involving close contact, such as hairdressers or nail technicians, the head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said.
He said that they had not yet received a reply from Czech health authorities whether Czech tourists had
contracted the virus in Croatia or not. He said that among 16 Czech tourists staying in Sisak-Moslavina County one was positive and wanted to remain in Croatia until he recovered while the others want to return home.
The national response team has also been notified that a Swiss family staying in a holiday apartment in Split-Dalmatia County has also become infected, but the team has not contacted them yet and does not know how they contracted the virus.
7th July 2020.:There were 52 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 3,272, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Tuesday.
There were no new COVID-19-related fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 113. There have been 2,229 recoveries so far, 19 more than yesterday.
There are 930 active cases currently in Croatia with 89 people in hospital and five patients currently on a ventilator.
There are currently 4,709 people in self-isolation.
Since late February, Croatia has conducted 86 860 tests, including 866 in the last 24 hours.
Most of the active cases are in the capital Zagreb where there are over 300. There is also a large number in Osijek-Baranja county (207). The next county with the most active cases in Split-Dalmatia where there are 48 cases.
Capak: Avoid large crowds and wear masks
Croatian Institute for Public Health (HZJZ) director Krunoslav Capak said on Monday that currently epidemiological measures would not be ramped up, however, he would recommend wearing masks indoors and avoiding crowds.
“We are controlling the situation for now, epidemiological hotspots are being inspected. At the moment we recommend that citizens wear masks in closed premises and avoid crowds or travel to countries where the epidemic is flaring up,” Capak said after a meeting of the National Civil Protection Authority regarding the epidemiological situation in the country.
Among the topics discussed at the meeting, held in Government House, were ways to provide a sufficient quantity of protective equipment and controls on the Croatian-Slovenian border.
Capak underscored that Croatia is not threatened by a shortage of face masks and that there are sufficient reserves for a longer period. There was also talk at the meeting about the autumn when schools and universities should be reopened. “We will need a much greater quantity of masks then and this now is planning for the autumn,” he said and added that schools would probably be open in the autumn.
“As far as Slovenia is concerned, we will intensify talks with them at the expert level about their criteria and treatment of Croatian citizens who enter Slovenia. We think that our epidemiological situation will not deteriorate and we will intensify our talks and exchange information with the Slovenian public health institute,” said Capak.
Asked about the possibility of shutting the border with Serbia, Capak said that that has not been considered for the time being and that the situation in that country, where there has been a spike in the number of new cases, is being monitored. “If it proves to be necessary, we will introduce measures of self-isolation for Serbian citizens,” he said.
24th June 2020. :In Croatia in the last 24 hours there were 22 new COVID-19 cases reported today the national crisis management team at a press conference. The total number of infected to date is 2388.
Health Minister Vili Beros said in Split on Wednesday that 92% of the newly infected people with COVID-19 are younger than 60 and that they do not have clinical symptoms, which is an indirect indicator that the virus has mutated.
The new cases were reported in Osijek-Baranja (4), Grad Zagreb (11), Zagreb (1), Zadar (1), Vukovar-Srijem (1), Krapina-Zagorje (1), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (1) and Istria (2) counties.
There were no new COVID-19-related fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 107. There have been 2,145 recoveries to date, 3 more than yesterday.
Currently, there are 136 active cases in Croatia. There are 18 people in hospital with no patients currently on a ventilator. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 73,738 tests, including 645 in the last 24 hours.
New border regime
Anybody arriving into Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and the Republic of North Macedonia will have to self-isolate for 14 days. This does not include those who are in transit passing through Croatia, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said at today’s press conference.
This decision comes into effect from midnight on Wednesday, 24 June.
Masks on Public transport
Also from midnight tonight, masks will mandatory on public transport in Croatia for both drivers and passengers. A passenger who does not have a medical or face mask will not be allowed to enter the transport.
Zadar tennis tournament
Following the emergence of coronavirus at a tennis tournament in Zadar at the weekend, another 74 samples were tested on Tuesday and all returned negative, the local coronavirus crisis response team said on Tuesday evening.
A total of 186 people have been tested since Sunday, and 123 are under “active observation,” the response team said.
The epidemiological situation in the Zadar area is good, and the crisis response team asked the public to continue to adhere to the measures in place to maintain the present situation.
Four people attending the Zadar leg of the Adria Tour tournament have tested positive for COVID-19, which prompted the organisers to cancel the competition. The first case was detected on Sunday after Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov did a test in Monaco after returning from Zadar and reported that he had been infected. Croatian tennis player Borna Coric, the coaches for the world’s no. 1 tennis player, Serbian Novak Djokovic, and Grigor Dimitrov, and a five-year-old child have also tested positive.
Djokovic later confirmed that he, too, was positive after doing a test in Belgrade. He said he was feeling good and had no symptoms. (croatiaweek.com)
5th April 2020. : 56 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of such cases to 1182, and 3 people have died, health authorities told a press conference in Zagreb on Sunday.
A total of 10 847 tests have been carried out to date, including 1,014 in the last 24 hours. Of the samples tested, 10.9% have been positive, Health Minister Vili Beros said.
Three persons have died in the last 24 hours – one each in Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Osijek. They were all chronic patients of advanced age. In Osijek, an 82-year-old patient died, in Zadar, the patient was 88-years-old and in Dubrovnik, the patient was 85-years-old.
A total of 15 people in Croatia have died to date from complications caused by the COVID-19 virus.
A total of 374 persons have been hospitalised, 39 patients are on respirator, and 125 have recovered.
Fifty-two percent of patients are male and 48 percent are female, and the average age of patients is 48.19 years.
“As you can see, our epidemiological line is still linear. Let’s keep it that way by observing the measures recommended by the civil protection service,” Beros said.
Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said on Saturday that it was the government’s obligation under the constitution to ensure repatriation of Croatian nationals. He said on Saturday morning that a total of 893 Croatians had been repatriated since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic and several hundred were due to return this weekend.
148 Croats repatriated by air from Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden
A total of 148 Croatian nationals were flown back to the homeland from several European countries on Saturday, the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said in a press release on late Saturday evening.
A total of 155 passengers consisting of the 148 Croatians and a few citizens of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro, arrived in Zagreb on Saturday evening aboard special Croatia Airlines flights from Portugal, Spain, Italy and Sweden where they were stuck during the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.
Upon their arrival at Franjo Tudjman Airport, the passengers were examined by infectiologists.
All those 148 citizens are required to self-isolate in the next 14 days.
On Sunday, 37 Croatian nationals will arrive by ship from Ancona to Zadar. The Croatian government said on Friday it had ensured the repatriation of Croatian nationals from Ancona by catamaran and departure from the Italian seaport is planned at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The Jelena vessel is expected to arrive in Zadar at 6.30 p.m. that day.
Also, a group of Croatians, who are still in the Austrian region of Tyrol which is on lockdown, will be transported back to Croatia on buses.
16th March 2020.: 7 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed overnight in Croatia, including a doctor from the Zagreb University Hospital, bringing the total number to 56.
The new cases were confirmed in Zagreb (5), Rijeka (1) and Karlovac (1). There are now confirmed coronavirus cases in the cities of Zagreb, Pula, Umag, Porec, Rijeka, Varazdin, Osijek, Karlovac and Sisak. There have been no deaths yet in Croatia.
Around 9,000 people were now in self-isolation.
Krunoslav Capak from the National Civil Protection Authority also confirmed that a third patient had now completely recovered from the virus in Croatia and was released to go home.
Minister of Health Vili Beros said Croatia had now entered into the third phase in the fight against the coronavirus and thanked citizens for following instructions and new measures which have been implemented.
All classes primary and secondary schools, and universities in Croatia closed from today for two weeks with classes continuing online and via television, whilst all restaurants, cafes, bars, hairdressers and other services with close customer contact shut down for one month in Istria starting yesterday.
Capak said it was important to maintain a balance between a good epidemiological situation and the severity and breadth of the measures.
“It wouldn’t be good if we closed everything, life would stop and things couldn’t work. We, epidemiologists, have to propose to the Headquarters and the Government on a daily basis the measures that we think are a priority,” Capak said.
Special doctor’s offices where people suspected of being infected with coronavirus can be tested open in Zagreb –
Dom zdravlja Zagreb – Centre: Siget, Avenija Većeslava Holjevca 22 and
Dom zdravlja Zagreb – East: Hirćeva 1 and
Dom zdravlja Zagreb – West: Prilaz baruna Filipovića 11 and
Park stara Trešnjevka 3
The City of Zagreb announced that the special doctor’s offices will open from Monday.
“Following the instruction of the Crisis Staff of the Ministry of Health, separate offices for the examination of patients suspected of coronavirus infection will be set up at Health Centres locations in Zagreb,” The City of Zagreb announced on social media.
The special offices where people can be screened will work 24 hours a day, starting on 16 March 2020 at 8 a.m. at the following locations.
The list of countries from which travellers
will have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
Croatia strengthened measures for Croatian and foreign nationals entering Croatia on Sunday by extending the list of countries from which travellers will have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs confirmed that the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters on Sunday updated the package of measures for limiting the entry of the coronavirus disease into the population and strengthening control over the spread.
All foreign nationals entering the Republic of Croatia from the following countries/territories:
– People’s Republic of China: Hubei Province
– Italian Republic
– FR Germany: Heinsberg County in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
– Republic of Korea: Daegu City and Cheongdo Province
– Islamic Republic of Iran
will be informed about their compulsory 14-day quarantine, while all Croatian nationals will be issued a decision requiring them to go into a 14-day self-imposed isolation.
All foreign and Croatian nationals entering the Republic of Croatia from the following countries/territories:
– People’s Republic of China (except the Hubei province)
– Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China)
– Republic of Korea (except Daegu City and
the Cheongdo Province)
– Republic of Singapore
– French Republic
– Federal Republic of Germany (except Heinsberg
County in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
– Republic of Austria
– Swiss Confederation
– Kingdom of Spain
– Kingdom of the Netherlands
– Kingdom of Sweden
– United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
– Republic of Slovenia
– Republic of the Philippines
– Socialist Republic of Vietnam
– Kingdom of Cambodia
– New Zealand
– Kingdom of Denmark
– Kingdom of Norway
– Czech Republic
– Republic of Finland
– Hellenic Republic
– State of Israel
– Republic of San Marino
– Republic of Island
– Republic of Poland
– Portuguese Republic
– Slovak Republic
– Republic of Belarus
– Republic of Bulgaria
– Republic of North Macedonia
– Kingdom of Thailand
– Republic of India
– Republic of Indonesia
– Republic of Maldives
– Kingdom of Bahrein
– United Arab Emirates
– Republic of Iraq
– Arab Republic of Egypt
– Lebanese Republic
– Islamic Republic of Pakistan
– Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
– United States of America
– Federal Republic of Brasil
– Republic of Chile
– Republic of Costa Rica
– Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria
– Republic of Cameroon
– Republic of Peru
– Republic of Ecuador
– Principality of Andorra
– Republic of Albania
– Republic of Cyprus
– Principality of Liechtenstein
– Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
– Republic of Malta
– Principality of Monaco
– Republic of Turkey
will be issued a decision requiring them to go into a 14-day self-imposed isolation.
The list will be updated in accordance with recommendations and the epidemiological situation.
Instructions are updated daily and published on the website https://www.hzjz.hr/sluzba-epidemiologija-zarazne-bolesti/koronavirus-najnovije-preporuke/