Peljesac Bridge: Works Running Normally, All Chinese Workers are Healthy

Lauren Simmonds

Coronavirus has been and continues to be a real threat to world health, and with numerous Chinese workers working on constructing the long awaited Peljesac bridge in Dalmatia, fears recently arose that the virus could be present and coronavirus saw the factory supplying the bridge in China shut down.

As Morski writes on the 18th of February, 2020, despite recent worries about coronavirus and the fact that a Chinese company with Chinese workers is busy building the bridge which is an enormous strategic project for Croatia, there doesn’t seem to be any cause for concern. According to those present on Peljesac bridge’s site, the number of workers there is the same and thank they’re all apparently healthy.

The commander of the ”Forca” motor tanker, which supplies the Chinese ships and cranes with fuel, Miro Radic, says that the situation on the ground is normal, and works are currently going on without any downtime for now, despite the recent concerns and the suspension of the Chinese supplier factory.

”They’re all workers are from China, and there’s the same amount of them working there as there were before the virus appeared. What should be emphasised is that all of the Chinese workers on the bridge are healthy and that there are no traces of coronavirus in Klek, and that these people have had no contact with China since the virus appeared. Me and my crew follow safety instructions and wear protective suits, hats and gloves, though I repeat, there is no sign of the virus,” explains Radic, in an attempt to calm the incredible hysteria among the general population caused by global media panic.

Coronavirus worries aside, Peljesac bridge should be opened on July the 31st, 2021, and it has been confirmed from Croatian Roads (Hrvatske ceste) that due to the new circumstances, the contractor has not requested an extension of the deadline.

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