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Dubrovnik Airport shuts down as worker tests positive for coronavirus 

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ZAGREB, 19 March 2020 – Dubrovnik Airport has closed its doors on Thursday after one an airport staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The first coronavirus case in Dubrovnik was confirmed this morning. 

Dubrovnik Airport is closed to civil air traffic. Unfortunately, we received information that one employee of Dubrovnik Airport tested positive for. COVID-19 and we urgently took all the measures recommended by the Croatian Institute for Public Health, and acted in accordance with the instructions of the National Civil Protection Headquarters and the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

Dubrovnik Airport is closed for civil air traffic from 12.00 p.m. We will provide you with any further information in a timely manner, the statement on the airport’s social media said. 

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said at the beginning of a cabinet meeting on Thursday morning that the latest data showed that there were 102 people in Croatia infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Following recommendations from the coronavirus crisis management team, the government introduced measures of social distancing as a result of which its sessions would be held at the National and University Library.

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