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Croatia set to restore public transportation services soon

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ZAGREB, April 20 (Hina) – The head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said on Monday morning, that the authorities were considering the restoration of public transportation services soon, as one of the proposals to ease the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

He told the national radio (HR) that one of the first steps towards the relaxation of the restriction was Sunday’s decision to revoke e-passes for movement inside counties as well as for the movement between the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County.

Although he did not want to specify what would be the next step towards the lifting of restrictions, Capak said that the authorities were considering the possibility of lifting the suspension on public transportation.

Certainly, public transportation will be soon again available, he said underscoring that stringent epidemiological measures will have to be respected by users of those services.

“Probably, we will be supposed to wear protective masks,” Capak said.

The public transportation services were gradually reduced and then suspended in the second half of March as one of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus infection in Croatia.

Since the first confirmed case of the infection on 25 February, there have been 1,871 positive tests, 709 patients have to date recovered and there have been 47 COVID-19-related deaths.

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