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People who disobey self-isolation orders in Croatia to face big fines

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ZAGREB, March 16 (Hina) – Anyone in Croatia who disobeys the order to self-isolate or other measures imposed over the coronavirus outbreak faces a fine of HRK 8,000 (€1,060), while repeat offenders face a fine of up to HRK 120,000 (€16,000), the State Inspectorate decided on Sunday.

The National Civil Protection Authority said today around 9,000 people were now in self-isolation in Croatia with confirmed cases now standing at 56.

There are now confirmed coronavirus cases in the cities of Zagreb, Pula, Umag, Porec, Rijeka, Varazdin, Osijek, Karlovac and Sisak. There have been no deaths yet in Croatia.

Croatia strengthened measures for Croatian and foreign nationals entering the Croatia on Sunday by extending the list of countries from which travellers will have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

All foreign nationals entering the Republic of Croatia from China (Hubei Province), Italy, Germany (Heinsberg County in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia), Republic of Korea (Daegu City and Cheongdo Province) and Iran will be informed of compulsory 14-day quarantine, while all Croatian nationals will be issued an order requiring them to go into a 14-day self-imposed isolation.

All foreign and Croatian nationals entering the Republic of Croatia from China, Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China), Republic of Korea (except Daegu City and the Cheongdo Province), Japan, Singapore, France, Germany (except Heinsberg County in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia), Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Slovenia, Australia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ireland, San Marino, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, Belarus, Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Bahrein, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Algeria, Cameroon, Peru,  Ecuador, Andorra, Albania, Cyprus, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Turkey and Ukraine are issued an order requiring them to go into a 14-day self-imposed isolation.

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