Croatia, first time since the start of pandemic, reports single-digit (7) number of new cases


There have been 7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said at Saturday’s press conference.

Today’s new cases bring the total tally of cases to 2,015. Since late February, Croatia has conducted 30,913 tests, including 700 in the last 24 hours, and the percentage of positive cases is 6.52%.

Croatia is set now to begin the first phase of relaxing lockdown measures.

The first phase, starting on Monday, 27 April, will enable the opening of all retail entities apart from those in shopping centres, the exception being those stores that have been operating in shopping centres the entire time since the introduction of restrictions.

Services too will be able to operate except those that require close contact with clients, on the condition physical distance is respected. This refers to tailors, key cutters, cobblers, tourist agencies and the like.

Public city and suburban lines, as well as fast-speed lines to islands that are not connected with ferry lines, will start operating again. Libraries, museums, galleries, second-hand and regular book shops too will be allowed to open.

Athletes will be allowed to recommence training in individual sports as will those competing in professional senior team sports.