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Interior Minister Davor Bozinović, who leads the coronavirus task force, said the State Electoral Commission and the Croatian Institute of Public Health would work together to ensure everyone was able to vote, despite the pandemic.

Sixty-seven new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in Croatia over the last 24 hours. And according to the government's official coronavirus website, there are 435 active cases of COVID-19 in the country; while virus related deaths since the beginning of the crisis remains at 107.

Forty-four of the cases were recorded in Zagreb, resulting in a further 139 people being sent into self-isolation as a precaution.

The head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said on Saturday the steep rise in cases over the past week had come from people returning to Croatia after visiting certain neighbouring countries, mostly Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

Since February 25th, when the first case was recorded in Croatia, 2,691 persons have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while 2,152 have made a full recovery.

Source: HRT