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Existing measures to be extended in Croatia, additional ones being considered

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(Photo: HINA/ Edvard ŠUŠAK/)

ZAGREB, Nov 8 (Hina) – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said after meeting with the national coronavirus response team on Sunday that the epidemiological measures in place would be extended and additional ones would be considered.

“The response team has announced that they will be extending all the existing measures as of tomorrow. They are considering possible additional measures in consultation with the minister of science and education regarding online classes at universities and the possibility of working from home,” Plenkovic told the press after the meeting.

He said that the national response team would hold press conferences three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting from Monday at 11 am.

The prime minister warned that the situation was still serious, but that the healthcare system was capable of withstanding the pressure of the epidemic.

Current measures

Under the current measures, any contact within less than two metres in closed space and less than 1.5 metres outdoors should be avoided.

In attendance at wedding parties as well as at funerals no more than 30 persons can be present. Other private gatherings are capped at 15 people.

All public gatherings and ceremonies can last until 22 hours.

The authorities have banned the sale of alcohol from midnight to 6 am.

Wearing protective masks is compulsory outdoors when it is impossible to keep a distance.

Masks are mandatory during visits to graveyards and cemeteries.

Particular protocols are specified for plays and cultural programmes, film screenings in cinemas, religious rites, exhibitions in museums and similar events.

Workers with a high body temperature and problems in their respiratory systems are required not to go to work.

Also working from home, if possible, is recommended.

Active recorded coronavirus cases in Croatia 15,678

Over the past 24 hours, Croatia has registered 2,543 new cases of the coronavirus infection and 42 related deaths, and this is the second day in a row that a record number of single-day fatalities was reported, the national COVID-19 response team said on Sunday.

The number of active cases in Croatia today stands at 15,678, including 1,396 COVID patients in hospitals and 145 on ventilators.

Since the start of the epidemic, a total of 67,247 people have contracted the novel coronavirus, 794 of them have died, and 50,775 have recovered, including 2,365 in the last 24 hours.

Currently, 31,427 people are self-isolating.

To date, 559,016 people have been tested for coronavirus, including 8,787 over the past 24 hours.

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