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No indication that the borders should be closed, Croatian minister says

Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic (Photo: HINA/ Daniel KASAP/dk)

ZAGREB, June 19 (Hina) – Interior Minister and head of the National Civil Protection Authority, Davor Bozinovic, said on Friday that adhering to epidemiological measures was important in preventing the spread of coronavirus, adding that there was no indication that the borders should be closed.

“It is very important that we all adhere to the measures,” Bozinovic underlined while electioneering in the 6th electoral constituency, adding that the measures were being adhered to during election rallies.

“We are monitoring the situation on the borders and there is no indication for the time being that the borders should be closed. We will adopt the necessary measures depending on the situation that will enable economic and other activities to continue while protecting public health,” he said.

With reference to people coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, Bozinovic said that Croatia had not opened its borders entirely except for about ten EU member states.

“Citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia have to fulfil certain conditions to enter Croatia. They have to have a special reason for their travel. At the moment there isn’t any full liberalisation towards those countries and whether there will be any more stringent measures depends on the situation,” he added.

Bozinovic recommended that people do not travel to countries that have a poor epidemiological situation, without any specific need.

With regard to tourists who may be potentially infected, Bozinovic said that the Croatian Public Health Institute (HZJZ), in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry, had already issued some instructions while specific instructions were almost completed and would be released shortly.

There were 11 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2,280. There were also 11 cases on Thursday. 


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