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Working hours for stores in Croatia now restricted

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ZAGREB, March 22 (Hina) – The National Civil Protection Authority has issued a decision restricting shopping hours, so as of Sunday, 22 March, shops will be open from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

As of Sunday stores will be open until 5 p.m. in an effort to protect shopkeepers, the authority said in its decision, which is part of measures designed to restrict social gatherings and shop hours due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The authority also issued a decision on taxi services, ordering drivers to keep their distance in social contacts and maintain good hygiene.

Taxi drivers have to frequently disinfect their hands with sanitisers with a 70% alcohol concentration, the authority’s decision notes.

Clients have to sit in the back seat on the opposite side of the driver and drivers need to have a pause of 15 minutes between each customer.

The authority will arrange inspections to see that these measures are adhered to.

Since 4 p.m. on Saturday, there are 29 new COVID-19 cases in Croatia, the Civil Protection Directorate said on Sunday morning. There are 235 cases in total, the head of the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine, Maja Grba-Bujevic, said at a press conference.

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