14:20 / 10.05.2020.

Author: Domagoj Ferenčić

Croatia enters day 76 of the coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 (Photo: HRT)

COVID-19 (Photo: HRT)

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According to the latest report from the National Civil Protection Headquarters 11 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Croatia over the past 24 hours. This brings the national total to 2,187.

Presenting the latest figures at Sunday’s press briefing, Health Minister Vili Beroš reported that three coronavirus related deaths had been reported over the past 24 hour. All three of the women who passed away, were older than eighty-five and had serious and chronic underlying health conditions.

Minister Beroš went on to say that almost 45 thousand tests have been conducted in Croatia since the beginning of the outbreak, with 668 since yesterday alone. The positive return rate on tests conducted on Saturday was 4.87%. Of the 169 people receiving treatment in hospital only 13 are on respirators.

Finally, Minister Beroš noted that 1,764 people have achieved a full recovery from the coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak, which means that of the 2,187 recorded cases, only 423 people are still battling the virus.

Interior Minister Davor Božinović (Photo: Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL)

Interior Minister Davor Božinović (Photo: Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL)

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Addressing the media the head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Davor Božinović, announced that the travel ban, restricting people to their place of residence has been withdrawn. This means that people can now freely travel within Croatia. Božinović also noted that gatherings of up to 40 people are now allowed, and that shopping centers, catering facilities and national parks can resume operations, while a decision on major gatherings, such as concerts and sporting events, will be made on May 18th, when public pools are also set to re-open. Gyms, fitness centers will be able to open on May 13th.

Source: HRT

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