The virus has for the first time since the outbreak been recorded in the south of the country, with once confirmed case reported in Dubrovnik.
According to the latest report from the National Crisis Center there are 110 confirmed coronavirus cases in Croatia. Health Minister Vili Beroš: "This is the 24th day since the first registered coronavirus case in Croatia, and we now have 105 confirmed cases. If we were to compare ourselves with Italy, over that same 24 day period they registered 27 thousand 747 coronavirus cases. This indirectly confirms that our recommended measures were both timely and achieved results."
As of midnight last night all non-essential businesses, such as cafes, bars, restaurants, sports centers, museums and theaters have been closed for a preliminary 30 days. A ban has also been placed on all religious gatherings and sporting events. Grocery stores, pharmacies, bakeries, kiosks and gas stations will remain open.
"I would just like to take this opportunity to repeat our main recommendation for all those who are still working. Insomuch as we eliminate close contact in indoor areas, meaning a separation of two meters between workers, no other additional measures are required. Everyone knows best how to organize their job. You don't need to ask the crisis center which hall you can use. Two meters of separation and we'll be well on our way to meeting the goal that we set out," noted Interior Minister Davor Božinović.
Speaking at today's cabinet session, which was held at the National University Library so as to observe physical distancing measures, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković noted that Croatia has never been faced with this kind of crisis and once again called on citizens to show solidarity and responsibility.