Huge Crowds for Coronavirus Testing – Zagreb Gets 3 More Facilities

Lauren Simmonds

August the 19th, 2020 – There has been an unfortunate increase in the infection level in Croatia, and while some government figures plead with the countries placing Croatia on their ”no go” or ”red” lists for travel to divide Croatia up into different regions to reflect the infection rate rather than condemning the entire country, many European countries are continuing to make things difficult as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Austria is the most recent country to make very bold moves in warning their nationals not to travel on holiday to Croatia, rejecting the aforementioned plea to divide the country up, and many have been complaining about the price of the coronavirus test some countries are asking for upon return from Croatia. On top of that, the second complaint has been that there aren’t enough facilities at which to get the necessary tests which more and more countries are now demanding. This has resulted in huge crowds of people waiting to have their tests performed.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 18th of August, 2020, on Tuesday morning, there were large crowds waiting for coronavirus tests in front of the  Dr. Andrija Štampar Institute in Zagreb, which came to the forefront during the pandemic as being a ”drive through” testing facility in which people didn’t need to leave their cars.

The number of tested people has been growing even though the cost of the test is at the testee’s expense, and since prices have been reduced. There has been pressure in Zagreb for several days now due to the large number of people who want to be tested, so three additional locations will be opened in health centres that will work from 08:00 to 20:00.

Fewer people are being tested on weekends because such facilities work part-time or don’t open their doors at all over the weekend, reports N1.

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