Croatian Headquarters Passed New Coronavirus Measures for Several Counties

Daniela Rogulj



October 4, 2020 – The Croatian Headquarters passed new coronavirus measures in several counties on Saturday. A closer look. reports that another 241 coronavirus cases were recorded in Croatia on Saturday, two people died and the number of active cases was 1447, the National Civil Protection Headquarters reported on Saturday.

Head of the Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, commented on Saturday’s figures. 

“It would certainly be better if the number was smaller. 240 is a big number; we had a big number of 333 yesterday (Friday), we hope it’s a peak. There were those few events that generated such a big number. Of course, we expect and prepare for a worse situation when it starts to rain, when the cold starts, and when people will spend more time indoors,” said Capak for

“We are certainly preparing a mandatory measure of wearing masks indoors. We will discuss other measures with certain sectors of the economy and adopt them in agreement with them,” Capak added in an interview with N1.

New measures of the Croatian Headquarters

The Croatian Headquarters adopted measures for the town of Popovača, Požega-Slavonia, Koprivnica-Križevci, and Primorje-Gorski Kotar counties.

Measures for the city of Popovača

At the proposal of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Sisak-Moslavina County, the necessary epidemiological measures for the area of the town of Popovača are being introduced for a period of 14 days.

Necessary epidemiological measures are:

– in all enclosed spaces where trades are performed and institutions engaged in public activity, it is obligatory to wear face masks or medical masks correctly;
– a maximum of 50 persons may be present at wedding ceremonies in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures;
– a maximum of 50 people may be present at a funeral in compliance with anti-epidemic measures, without gatherings, and condolences to the bereaved must not be expressed through close contact;
– sports competitions can only be held without the presence of spectators;
– when entering public institutions, the parties are obliged to wear a face mask or medical mask, disinfect their hands and fill in a health questionnaire;
– family farms that provide catering services are obliged to provide their services in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures, and groups with more than 30 people may not be hosted;
– livestock fairs and similar exhibitions and events are suspended;
– visits to the sick, homes for the elderly and infirm, and other social welfare institutions are prohibited;
– recommended that homes for the elderly and infirm and other institutions in the social welfare system organize shift work whenever possible;
– recommended that the sessions of the City Council of the City of Popovača and the assemblies of associations and organizations in the area of ​​the City of Popovača be organized online or in another appropriate way without gathering participants at the same place;
– recommended that all social gatherings (events, exhibitions, scientific gatherings, various events, etc.) in the area of ​​the City of Popovača be postponed.

Restrictions in Požega County

In Požega-Slavonia County, wedding ceremonies will have to be registered with the competent civil protection service by October 20. They will be able to accommodate a maximum of 50 people.

Extension of the measure for Koprivnica-Križevci

In Koprivnica-Križevci County, the prescribed epidemiological measures are extended and will last until November 5.

Measures for the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Epidemiological measures have been introduced in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County:

– the obligation to wear face masks or medical masks properly in all enclosed spaces and on public transport
– a maximum of 500 people may be present at public events, manifestations, and gatherings indoors, and 1000 people in open spaces
– a maximum of 50 people can be present at all private gatherings and ceremonies (weddings and weddings, funerals, birthdays)
– recommended that the elderly and risk groups not to use public transport between 6:00 and 8:30
– recommended that employers organize work from home where possible
– recommended that employers to encourage wearing face masks or medical masks in the workplace when possible and epidemiologically justified

– recommend to employers who work indoors to provide conditions for maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters in all directions when possible

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