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Croatia’s crisis management team mulling suspension of public transport

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ZAGREB, March 20 (Hina) – Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic who is at the helm of the Croatian national coronavorus crisis management team said on Friday that the authorities were considering the suspension of public transportation services as one of the next measures to contain the spread of the epidemic.

Bozinovic explained the suspension would include the ban on transport by bus, by train and by tram.

For the time being taxi services will be exempted from the ban, Bozinovic said.

Funerals are being conducted without any ceremony and only families are in attendance.

On Friday afternoon, 15 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Croatia, bringing the total number to 128.

“From 7 a.m., we have 15 more positive cases, a total of 128 infected persons, five have recovered, and a total of 1779 samples were tested,” Chief of Staff Maja Grba Bujevic told reporters.

“We are not satisfied with adherence to self-isolation measures. Only this morning, 18 people entered pharmacies in the City of Zagreb who violated self-isolation measures,” said Grba Bujevic.

There are 60 patients in the City of Zagreb, in Istria County 16, in Primorje-Gorski Kotar 13, in Varaždin eight, Osijek-Baranja seven, Karlovac four, Krapina-Zagorje four, Šibenik-Knin three, Split-Dalmatia three, Sisak-Moslavina three, Zadar two, Zagreb two, and Brod-Posavina, Dubrovnik and Lika-Senj counties one each, reporters were told.

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