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Croatia reports 6 new cases in last 24 hours, 400 passenger trains to resume 

Minister Vili Beros (Photo credit: Tomislav Kristo / CROPIX/POOL)

ZAGREB, May 7, 2020 – There have been 6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Thursday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,125. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 41,930 tests, including 877 in the last 24 hours.

There has been one more COVID-19-related fatality in the last 24 hours, a female patient in Zagreb born in 1949 who had underlying chronic medical conditions. The current death toll stands at 86.

The number of patients currently on ventilators is 13. There have been 1,641 recoveries to date, 40 more than Wednesday, and 195 people are in hospital, 9 fewer than yesterday.

There are 18,081 people currently in self-isolation.

Passenger trains to restart 

Passenger rail transport will resume in Croatia as of May 11 as part of the third phase of relaxation of the restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the HZ railway company announced on Thursday.

More than 400 passenger trains will resume operating as of Monday, in addition to freight trains that have been operating without interruption throughout the crisis.

Third phase

The third phase of easing lockdown measures, starting on May 11, will enable up to 10 people to gather in the same place on the condition of physical distancing and shopping centres would be allowed to reopen as will kindergartens and elementary schools from Grades 1 to 4. 

Hospitality services will be allowed to open also as well as national and nature parks. Directives are currently being drawn up for businesses on how to best to operate whilst maintaining physical distancing and the highest hygienic standards. 

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