COVID-19 in Croatia Morning Press Conference Update, March 20, 2020

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March 20, 2020 – There are many developments in the COVID-19 in Croatia story. An overview of the latest from this morning press conference. 

Yesterday’s daily overview was fully updated late last night – you can see the latest rolling news here.

This included a nationwide television address on the crisis by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic with a call for unity to fight coronavirus and save the economy.


The latest official map on the government website shows 113 cases, 1 death and 5 recoveries. The map has been changed to regional summaries, rather than individual towns and cities.

At the press conference (updates courtesy of Index), Health Minister confirmed that there are 8 new cases, bringing the total to 113. Of these, one is on a respirator. Beros said that they have a plan to deal with the situation, and only when the beds are filled in the dedicated contagious unit with the Dubrava hospital be used. 

One of the most important tactics in the fight is prevention, and Beros again appealed to the elderly not to go out. 

Interior Minister Bozinovic confirmed that no foreigners have entered Croatia since yesterday.  

“We must all behave responsibly. Not only those in self-isolation. But everyone else. If there is more irresponsible behavior then our measures will have to be more restrictive in order to protect human health … I thank everyone who adheres to the measure and spreads this message,” Bozinovic said. 

“A clear recommendation for the elderly and those suffering from chronic illnesses is not to go out,” Bozinovic reiterated, announcing that the police director would also speak at the press conference.

“We are thinking about restricting purchases. There are no shortages at this moment. It is not such a problem yet that we would take action on this. There is no reason to worry and create irrational supplies. But there are always unreasonable individuals,” Bozinovic said.

“The epidemiological situation is indicative of local transmission, but it is irrelevant because our system has already been raised to a higher level. This morning we are extremely happy with this dynamic, as we expect more confirmed ones in the coming days,” Beros said.

“We have upgraded our system, the police are now additionally connected to the HZJZ system, we will have complete information on each person who has to be in self-isolation,” said Police Chief Nikola Milina. “Some countries have introduced more rigorous measures, the police are there to implement these measures. The police must be prepared to implement these measures,” he added.

For the latest update from the official government website for COVID-19 in Croatia, click here (Croatian language only, Google Translate is your friend).

For the latest news on COVID-19 in Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN section



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