“The island of Murter is a potential coronavirus infection hot spot. The towns of Murter and Betina, which are divided only by an administrative boundary, have been declared red zones in order to prevent potential spread,” said Anamarija Škorić for Croatian Television reporting live from Murter.
The police blockade is blocking any movement in or out of the zone. Special passes are no longer valid, not even those for travelling to work.
The National Civil Defence Headquarters has confirmed that it will approve every measure, including the most rigorous, requested by the local self-government, however epidemiologists must do their job. Until then Murter and Betina remain under blocked.
Speaking at a news conference of the County Civil Defence Headquarters, County Prefect Goran Pauk said that as of Tuesday there have been no new cases of infection in the county and that of the 15 infected, four are in the infectious diseases ward at the hospital, one patient has been transferred to the Clinical Hospital centre in Split, while the remainder are in house self-isolation.