VIDEO: Strict Coronavirus Measures: Police Ask Zagreb Citizens to Leave Streets

Lauren Simmonds

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As Index writes on the 12st of March, 2020, people have sent in various videos showing how the Croatian police are asking people to leave the streets and go home from their cars amid the coronavirus crisis.

The police say they are acting on instructions. When asked directly why they were shouting about quarantine being on its way, the police said they would contact Index about it.

The headquarters responsible for the new very strict measures in Croatia have stated that currently there is no quarantine in force, but that the police are merely helping people to comply with the coronavirus measures and the multiple warnings that have already been issued, and as such are taking new stringent measures to make sure people act accordingly.

Given the accelerated spread and increased risk of the transmission of coronavirus, an anti-epidemic measure of the severe restriction of people on the streets and in other public places where a large number of persons can move around is being introduced for a period of thirty days.

”The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, on the 21st of March 2020, adopted an official decision on the measure of stopping people gathering on streets and in other public places. This decision applies to streets, squares, waterfronts, parks and all other public areas where a large number of persons can move around.

The civil protection staff and the police directorate shall ensure the implementation and supervision of the implementation of the measure referred to in this decision. This decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption and shall be published in the Official Gazette (Narodne Novine),” the headquarters announced.

Watch the video below of Zagreb police asking people to leave the streets and please go home:

Make sure to stay up to date with our dedicated section for rolling information in English as well as regular updates on travel for all you need to know about coronavirus in Croatia.



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