16th March 2020.
CORONA VIRUS IN CROATIA
Seven new cases of coronavirus infection, a total of 56
Seven 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 Ireland
– 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/