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Forty-nine coronavirus-related deaths since Saturday have raised the death-toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,353. There are currently 2,031 people receiving treatment in hospital, 273 of whom are on ventilators.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said the new restrictive measures that came into force as of midnight will be enforced.

"Covid-19 is a serious and dangerous disease. It is dangerous around the world, around Europe, and here in Croatia. It is important for people to understand this. There are people among us who - judging by their behaviour - simply do not respect this fact. And in this way, they are putting their own health at risk, as well as the health of the people they spend time with, and in the end, the health of their own family and loved ones," said the prime minister.

Since the beginning of the outbreak in Croatia, on 25 February, 103,780 coronavirus cases have been recorded, while 82,380 have made a full recovery.

Source: HRT