ZAGREB, 10 March (Hina) – Croatia is ready to take in about ten COVID patients from the Czech Republic and Slovakia each, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković tweeted on Tuesday after his telephone conversation with his counterparts Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic and Igor Matovič of Slovakia.
“I have conveyed Croatia’s readiness to hospitalise about ten COVID-19 patients each from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, if necessary, taking into consideration the fact that their respective health systems are under strain,” Plenković wrote on his Twitter account.
Croatia is showing its solidarity with EU member-states in the struggle against COVID-19, he underscored.
The Czech Republic, which has been one of the hardest hit countries in the world by the COVID epidemic recently, has asked Germany, Switzerland and Poland to take in dozens of COVID-19 patients as the situation in its own hospitals has reached a critical point.
Slovakia has already transferred some of its patients abroad this week.
Poland and Germany each have said that they can hospitalise ten patients from that country.
Cases in Croatia
As of yesterday, there are 3,357 active COVID-19 cases in Croatia, 785 COVID patients are being treated in hospitals in the country, and 78 of them are on ventilators.
Since 25 February 2020, when the first case of the infection was recorded in Croatia, the country has registered 247,099 people infected with coronavirus.
A total of 5,621 people have died and 238,121 have recovered, 476 of whom over the past 24 hours.
There are currently 13,687 people in self-isolation. To date, 1,396,129 people have been tested