11 new coronavirus cases identified in Croatia

NEWS 18.06.2020 13:38
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Eleven new cases of infection with the novel Covid-19 coronavirus have been detected in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the government said on Thursday.

Most of the new cases are imports, but there are also cases of local transmission, Tomislav Dulibic, state secretary at the Ministry of Health, said at the government session, adding that all the cases had been promptly processed, their close contacts identified and that the situation was under control.

Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said that the latest report was β€œa warning that the virus is still here and that the recommendations by the Public Health Institution need to be observed.”

β€œIt is important that our citizens do not travel abroad, especially not to countries in our neighbourhood, unless necessary, and that on returning they behave responsibly. Such behaviour is a precondition for the favourable epidemiological situation in Croatia to be kept under control, which in turn is a precondition for the normal functioning of the economy,” Bozinovic added.

He announced that two ships were expected from China on June 19 and 26 bringing 407.3 tonnes of purchased and donated medical and protective equipment.