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Jadrolinija suspends international ferry lines to Italy


SPLIT, 11 March 2020 – After Croatia Airlines announced on Tuesday that it was suspending its service to Italy, Croatia’s national ferry company has followed suit. 

Jadrolinija has suspended international lines with Italy, the company announced on Wednesday. 

In co-ordination with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the Crisis Committee of the Republic of Croatia, Jadrolinija’s Management Board decided to interrupt the international line Split – Ancona, given the new restrictions on population movements in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak. The line will be interrupted until April 1st, while the line Dubrovnik – Bari will be suspended until April 19, 2020, Jadrolinija said in a statement. 

Local lines in Croatia are not interrupted and will continue as per schedule. 

All Jadrolinja ships were provided with detailed instructions for the protection and prevention of the spread of the infection, according to the instructions of the Crisis Committee, the company concluded. 

As of Wednesday morning, Croatia had 16 cases of coronavirus reported with cases in Zagreb, Rijeka, Varaždin and Istria.

Guidelines for citizens

All citizens with flu symptoms who have not been to China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Iran and Italy (Lombardy, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Nell’Emilia, Pesaro, Rimini and Urbino , Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano Cusio Osolla, Vercelli, Padua, Treviso, Venezia and Bozen) in the last 14 days do not need to report to epidemiologists, but can contact their family doctor by phone.

Persons who have visited the countries listed above in the last 14 days and do not have a cough, nor a fever or other signs of a cold, should contact a competent epidemiologist whose number can be obtained via 112.

Persons who visited the countries listed above in the last 14 days and have a cough, fever and other signs of a cold are obliged to contact their family physician by phone for further instructions.

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