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Moving around Croatia opened as e-pass system revoked

ZAGREB, May 10 (Hina) – Epidemiological measures are being tightened on the southern island of Brac after it has become a new hotspot of the coronavirus epidemic, the head of the national coronavirus crisis management team, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic, announced at a daily press conference on Sunday.

Bozinovic said that the regime that had been in place until April 27 would apply, including restricted outdoor movement, suspension of public transport, funeral services and social gatherings, and shorter shop opening hours.

Announcing the third phase of relaxation of restrictions starting on Monday, Bozinovic said that gatherings of up to 40 people would be allowed, instead of up to five as had until now been the case, and that shopping centres, restaurants and national and nature parks would be allowed to reopen. Artists and cultural workers will be allowed to hold practices and rehearsals, individually and in small groups.

The decision prohibiting people from leaving their registered place of residence is being repealed, but can be reactivated at a national level or at a regional or local level, Bozinovic said.

Restrictions on organising cultural events, both indoors and outdoors, will be eased as of May 18. Sports and recreational centres, gyms and fitness centres will be allowed to reopen as of May 13 and swimming pools as of May 18.

Intercity road and rail transport will also be restored as of Monday.

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