Protective masks have become the norm in Croatia (Photo: Igor Soban/PIXSELL) Protective masks have become the norm in Croatia (Photo: Igor Soban/PIXSELL)

Almost 16,000 people are in self-isolation. Three more people have died. Currently, 2,774 people have the disease, and more than 420 are being treated in the hospital.

Once again Zagreb had the highest number of newly infected with 84 and with more than 700 new people sent into self-isolation. That is why controls at informal gatherings are being increased in the capital.

“For example, such as the one in front of the Croatian National Theater, where we have ten people positive so far, in front of catering facilities in the city center, especially on weekends, in student dormitories and elsewhere,” said The Head of the Teaching Institute for Public Health Zvonimir Šostar.

Zagreb is also increasing the number of vehicles in public transport in order to reduce the possibility of transmitting the infection - protective masks are unavoidable.

“It is also obligatory to use face masks and medical masks in open spaces where a physical distance of at least two meters is not possible. It is not colloquial but obligatory,” said Šostar.

There were 66 new cases in Split-Dalmatia County.  Krapina-Zagorje County reported 35 new cases, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Zagreb Counties have about 20 new cases each. Istra County did not have a single new case.

The number of people in self-isolation is growing throughout the country. It currently stands at almost 16,000 people. In Zagreb, almost 250 more primary and secondary school students went into self-isolation. In Međimurje County, one secondary school will be switching to distance learning for two weeks. In Osijek, Administrative Studies at the Faculty of Law will be held online, while the entire Faculty of Economics in Osijek is also going online.

“Unfortunately two teachers tested positive for Covid last week, ten teachers have ended up in self-isolation and as a precaution we decided to hold classes online for two weeks,” said Dean Boris Crnković.

Source: HRT