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New epidemiological measures introduced in parts of Split-Dalmatia County

Imotski (Photo: Dreizung/GNU Free Documentation License)

ZAGREB, Aug 22 (Hina) – New epidemiological measures have been introduced for Imotski, Cista Provo, Lovrec, Lokvicic, Podbablje, Prolozac, Runovici, Zagvozd, and Zmijavci in Split-Dalmatia County, and they will be in force for the next 14 days, starting on August 24, the national COVID-19 response team has said.

The new measures have been introduced at the request of the county and local teams in charge of managing the coronavirus crisis.

The new epidemiological measures limit the number of guests at weddings to 50 while other private ceremonies and celebrations may be organised only within the family and with a maximum of 20 guests.

Bars and bistros can serve guests only in open-air spaces, terraces, and the like, while family farms that provide catering services must not receive groups of more than 20 people.

Funerals may be attended by a maximum of 50 people, who must avoid physical contact when extending condolences to the bereaved.

A record 306 new cases of the coronavirus infection have been detected in the past 24 hours, which puts the number of active cases in Croatia at 2,052, the national COVID-19 response team said earlier today.

Of the new cases, 143 are undergoing hospital treatment, including 12 who are on ventilators. One more person has died.

Since February 25, when the first case of the coronavirus infection was reported in the country, 7,900 people have contracted the disease, of whom 170 have died while 5,678 have recovered.

A total of 6,868 people are self-isolating.

To date, 148,742 people have been tested for the virus, including 2,574 in the last 24 hours.

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