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11.5 tonnes of protective equipment donated to Croatia


ZAGREB, March 20 (Hina) – Croatia has been donated 11.5 tonnes of protective equipment, the government stated on Friday.

The donation of the equipment means that the government does not need to earmark budget funds for the necessary equipment for the time being. Rising demand for protective equipment is evident due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the government said in its brief statement.

Croatian troops began erecting a tent for a medical camp outside the Dubrava hospital in Zagreb yesterday. It will have a capacity of 270 beds to accommodate infected patients and it is expected to be completed by Saturday.

The camp will serve for accommodation and currently it will be able to accommodate 200 people. The camp can be self-sufficient but, in agreement with the Health Ministry, we decided that for now it will serve as an accommodation facility, said Major General Mladen Fuzul.

(Photo: HINA/ Tomislav PAVLEK/tp)

On Friday, Zagreb’s Arena stadium was set up with beds and will be used to accomate those cases which were not so serious.

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