Croatia reports 9 new cases, 667 foreigners enter as border restrictions eased
- by croatiaweek
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ZAGREB, May 11, 2020 – There have been 9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Monday’s press conference.
Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,196. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 46,071 tests, including 1,169 in the last 24 hours.
There has been one COVID-19-related fatality in the last 24 hours, a female patient in Koprivnica born in 1936 who had underlying medical issues.
The current death toll stands at 91.
The new cases today were reported were in the Split-Dalmatia County, all 7 on the island of Brac and in the Brod-Posavina (2) County.
The number of patients currently on ventilators is 12. There have been 1,784 recoveries to date.
“We have no more patients in hospital in Rijeka with the COVID infection after the last patient was released,” Health Minister Vili Beros said.
667 foreigners enter Croatia
After the easing of restrictions on cross-border travel for foreigners, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said at the press conference that a total of 667 foreigners entered on the first day today.
Out of the total, the most, 225 arrived from Slovenia. There were also a couple of dozen citizens from Austria and Germany. From countries outside of the EU, there were around 60 arrivals from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, the minister said.
Foreign nations are allowed to enter Croatia to attend a business meeting or for urgent personal reasons. Requests are to be made via email at; [email protected]
Around 600 applications had been received so far on the newly-opened e-mail address with the border police making the decision in line with instructions and recommendations regarding epidemiological measures.
“It is not always possible to foresee every situation. If you have been invited to a business meeting, naturally they (border police) will let you in. If the situation is not clear, the best thing is to send a query to the border police directorate (on email) and to show the response at the border,” the minister said at the press conference.