Slovenia Warns Croatia to Close Nightclubs Amid Coronavirus Re-Emergence

Lauren Simmonds

The Croatian situation with the coronavirus pandemic has been smouldering yet again ever since the holding of a highly questionable tennis event in the Dalmatian city of Zadar. Adria Tour saw the re-emergence of the virus following two weeks or relative peace. Nightclubs in Zagreb have also been an issue, causing the Croatian capital to become a coronavirus hotspot once again.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 29th of June, 2020, Slovenian Government spokesman Jelko Kacin announced that Croatia could be removed from the list of Slovenia’s list of safe countries because of the escalating situation.

This statement from the Slovenes comes despite the fact that the professionals here claim that it isn’t something to be too concerned with at this moment in time and that the health care system is coping well.

”Slovenia expects Croatia to take appropriate measures and ban the gathering of large numbers of people at parties,” Jelko Kacin said today, announcing that Slovenia could remove Croatia from the list of safe countries because it is likely to reach a cumulative value of 10 infected people per 100 thousand inhabitants in fourteen days.

”This doesn’t mean that I will advise people not to travel there, everyone can decide for themselves, but the warning alone is strong enough,” said Kacin. The number of coronavirus cases in the Republic of Croatia has unfortunately increased dramatically in recent days, and Slovenia is closely following developments. Four new cases of the infection have been reported in the country today.

”The focus is in the City of Zagreb. Surprisingly, Croatia decided to open its nightclubs, a move neighbouring Slovenia never did. However, there are also problems with data control. I think there are enough reasons for concern and action.

The prime ministers have been talking, and Slovenia expects Croatia to give up on these night clubs, which has proven to be a source of infection coming from everywhere, including from South Korea,” he said, adding that “the younger generation is hiding symptoms.”

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