Monday, 25 October 2021

On the latest European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) Covid-19 map of the European Union Croatia is once again marked completely in red, with Zagreb in dark red.

Every Thursday the ECDC releases a new and updated Covid-19 map of the EU and Croatia has been in the red zone for four weeks in a row. Whilst this Covid map is advisory some EU members use the data when setting their travel restrictions and safety measures.

Red means a 14-day rate of 75-200, with a positive share of more than 4 percent and areas where the 14-day rate is infected from 200 to 500, and dark red areas where the 14-day rate is higher than 500.

 

The National Headquarters has published new data on coronavirus infections in Croatia.

In the last 24 hours, 1,851 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 9,620.

Among them, 871 people are in hospital, of which 122 people are on ventilators.

Unfortunately, a further 18 people died.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 422,908 people have been infected, of which 8,847 have died, a total of 404,441 people have recovered, of which 1,305 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 18,890 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,944,660 people have been tested, of which 9,484 in the last 24 hours.

As of October 13, 2021, 3,503,116 doses of vaccine have been used, and 45.88 percent of the total population and 55.00 of the adult population have been vaccinated. On October 13, 2021, 6,407 doses of vaccine were used, of which 3,359 people were vaccinated with the first dose.

 

In the last 24 hours, 57 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These are 26 males and 31 females: 23 from Dubrovnik, 16 from Ploče, five from Kula Norinska, four from Metković, three from Župa dubrovačka, two from Konavle and one from Opuzen, Smokvica, Trpanj and Mljet.

58 people made a full recovery: 24 from Dubrovnik, 12 from Župa dubrovačka, seven from Ploče, five from Metković, four from Vela Luka, two from Konavle and Opuzen and one from Korčula and Ston.

In the last 24 hours, 442 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 145,323 samples have been analyzed.

23 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital, and five patients require intensive care and are on ventilators.

There are 613 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no case of violation of the self-isolation measure has been determined.

 

One of the American airlines that connected Dubrovnik with New York this summer season has taken a hard line on the vaccination of their staff and has cancelled contracts of 232 employees who didn’t want to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

United Airlines announced on Wednesday that they had laid off 232 employees who had refused the Covid-19 vaccination.

United Airlines was the first airline to introduce a vaccination obligation for employees. And the head of the company, Steve Kirby, announced that 232 of the 67,000 employees refused to be vaccinated.

United Airlines is currently the only major U.S. airline to have resorted to a release process for employees who refuse the vaccine.

Delta Airlines has introduced a monthly commitment of $200 for unvaccinated employees, while American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are taking various measures to motivate employees to vaccinate.

By Wednesday, 90 percent of Delta Airlines employees had been vaccinated.

 

Work on the new Pelješac Bridge is going full steam ahead, and today the first layer of asphalt was applied to the concrete road of the Pelješac Bridge.

The company Croatia Roads confirmed that the asphalting was underway. This first layer is 4 cm thick which is specific in that it is the so-called cast asphalt. Namely, this asphalt is more resistant to water and salt penetration and as such will protect the bridge structure for a longer period of time. It is manufactured in Croatia and installed by the Chinese contractor, China Roads and Bridge Corporation.

The completion of the tarmacking is expected by the end of November.

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After a week filled with concerts and indeed rain, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (DSO) enters the second week of the Autumn Music Variety festival with performances by great musicians.

On Friday, October 15 at 8:30pm in the Rector's Palace, a concert by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be held under the direction of the famous Slovenian conductor Uroš Lajovic and with a solo performance by Dubrovnik horn player, Toni Kursar.

The Autumn Music Variety highlights Dubrovnik musicians through solo performances in collaboration with prominent conductors. An interesting program with compositions by A. Ivančić, R. Strauss and L. van Beethoven was carefully selected for this concert.

Maestro Uroš Lajovic was born in Ljubljana, where he studied composition and conducting at the Academy of Music, graduating in 1967.

In the period from 1972 to 1991 he worked in the Slovenian Philharmonic, first as an assistant, and from 1978 as a permanent conductor. At the same time he was the leader of the Chamber Orchestra of RTV Slovenia from 1974 to 1976, chief conductor of the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1981. He founded the Chamber Orchestra Slovenicum in 1988 with which he organized concert series in Ljubljana and performed throughout Slovenia.

You can buy tickets for concerts at points of sale (Luža, Slanica, Dubravka, Perla Adriatica), via www.dso.hr or before the concert, in front of the Rector’s Palace. For any information you can contact the orchestra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the phone number 091 613 7314.

The festival is supported by the City of Dubrovnik, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik and Rixos Premium Dubrovnik.

 

Autumn is a great time of the year to visit beautiful places. At this time, a special atmosphere reigns in Croatia. There are many picturesque places that nature gives to man. In this article, we will look at several cities in Croatia that look especially beautiful at this time of year. You can also visit the site - www.sportroola.com, and choose one of the profitable online casinos. They will allow you to have fun and get extra money from gambling. This can also be combined with rest.

List of cities to visit in Croatia in autumn

Croatia is the best place to visit in the fall. This country is located in the southern latitude. Therefore, she surprises with her landscapes. You can also meet many sights here. If a person wants to experience a storm of new impressions and emotions, then he definitely needs to go to Croatia in the autumn period. The country has a favorable climate and tourists will not have to freeze here or endure bad weather.

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Top 5 best cities to visit:

  • Rijeka;
  • Dubrovnik;
  • Pula;
  • Split;
  • Korcula.

When choosing a city to visit in autumn weather, you need to look at its location. This can affect the weather that will be present during the travel period. For example, Rijeka is a city located in the north of the country. Lower temperatures prevail there. In September, these indicators fluctuate around 15-20 ° С, and in October it can drop to 5 ° С. When at the same time warm weather prevails in Dubrovnik. In September, the air can warm up to 25 ° С, and in October it can stay at 20 ° С.

Rijeka

One of the largest cities in Croatia. The largest port is located here. There are many secrets and mysteries here. In the city you can find houses of excellent architecture, made in the Austro-Hungarian style. In addition to attractive buildings, you can find many cultural monuments and other attractions here. There are beautiful landscapes as well as excellent sunsets during the autumn period.

Dubrovnik

Autumn is a great time of the year to get acquainted with the historical monuments and values of Dubrovnik. During this period, there is no scorching sun. Therefore, in autumn it is comfortable to stroll through the streets and get to know this city better from the inside. There are a large number of museums, ancient architecture, historical monuments. If before that you visited Dubrovnik for the sake of the beach and the sea, then in autumn this city will open to you from the other side.

Pula

In September, in Pula, tourists can still enjoy warm money and even swim. This is the so-called velvet season for beach lovers. The city is no less beautiful in October and November. During these months, the weather is quite warm here relative to this time of year. Tourists can visit the beautiful sights of the city. Among the main ones is the amphitheater. This is a building that was built long ago. Previously, various performances and concerts were held here.

Split

This city in Croatia is considered one of the most popular among those that are resort. Here, too, the time until October is considered the velvet season. But later in the fall, it will turn out to be no less exciting to spend your vacation here. The city is prized for its beautiful sights and excellent places to get close to nature. There are wonderful landscapes here. Late autumn in Split you can get to know the culture of the city better.

Korcula

This is an island that has a special climate and landscapes. It also displays many pieces of architecture in the form of numerous buildings. Small streets allow you to enjoy the spirit of ancient times. Walking along them in autumn, a person can see the most interesting and unsurpassed features of ancient architecture. The island has a lot of vegetation and hills, which makes it more attractive. Enjoying the beautiful views of the autumn city will be an excellent travel option with a friendly company or family.

Summarizing

If you are planning a long trip to Croatia, then you should stock up on a large wardrobe of clothes and take with you everything you need for any weather conditions. This is due to the variability of the weather in some regions of the country. Or it is worth choosing cities with a more favorable climate, located in the south. To play slot machines in online casinos, while whiling away the evening, all you need to do is have a gadget and Internet access. You can get benefits, rewards, pleasant emotions on a gambling site wherever you can go to the portal.

The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a new mini-autumn promotional campaign #FALLinLoveWithCroatia on the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tik tok. The campaign will be conducted in October and November with the aim of maintaining the visibility and promotion of Croatia as a tourist destination with an interesting offer in the autumn part of the tourist year, with the aim of highlighting the rich autumn beauties and attractions of Croatian destinations.

The campaign is carried out in cooperation with the system of tourist boards in the country in order to highlight through social networks all the best that their destinations offer visitors in the off-season, from interesting places, attractive locations of local parks, promenades to traditional activities such as grapes, olives, mandarins, pumpkin production and olive oil to picking mushrooms, collecting chestnuts and preparing indigenous gastronomic delicacies from autumn fruits.

The desire is to paint social networks with all the colours of autumn and emphasize the beauties of Croatian national parks and nature parks at this time of year, but also to encourage everyone to rest and explore Croatia in autumn. The campaign is open to all domestic and foreign followers of the Croatian National Tourist Board social media networks “Croatia Full Of Life.” Just share your photos with the hashtag #FALLinLoveWithCroatia.

"The aim of this campaign is to highlight the beauties of Croatia in autumn colours, to bring the followers of activities such as sailing or traditional harvests, autumn events, but also rich autumn eno-gastronomic delicacies that are specific to each Croatian region. In our promotional activities, we want to highlight those parts of the tourist offer that are the main motive for coming to the destination in this part of the year," said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.

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The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, commented on today's high numbers of newly infected and deceased across Croatia.

In the last 24 hours, 2,022 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 9,092. 27 people died over the past 24 hours.

“This morning, as usual, I commented on the numbers with the Prime Minister, so we were surprised by today's extremely high ones. After the summer, with the return of children to schools, the return of people to work, worsening weather conditions, the colder autumn weather is coming, we will be more inside, less ventilated, by the nature of things we will socialize more and all this contributes to the spread of disease," stated Beroš.

 

The city of Dubrovnik is the best city in digital readiness, in the category of small towns, according to the analysis of digital readiness of Croatian cities in 2021, which was conducted for the third year in a row by the consulting company Apsolon. In the competition of 20 Croatian cities and according to the overall digital readiness index, it took a high third place, just behind Rijeka and Zagreb.

Dubrovnik took the absolute victory in three of the five categories - in the area of availability and quality of e-Services, availability of city data and citizen participation in decision-making. In the field of service information and unified payment systems, it took second place.

This recognizes the step that Dubrovnik has made compared to the previous year through the central city portal e-Dubrovnik, for access to public information, open data and digital services. An example of good practice is the provision of insight to citizens into all city accounts through websites, as well as a large set of open data or implemented geographic information systems (GIS) for cartographic presentation of spatial data.

 

"Since it encourages citizens to co-decide on the proposed budget solutions, Dubrovnik is a prime example of participatory democracy in Croatia," the analysis said.

The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, expressed his satisfaction with the results of the analysis, emphasizing the importance of transparency in public administration and citizen participation in decision-making processes.

"The City of Dubrovnik systematically uses and develops new digital and Smart City concepts, using modern solutions to improve the overall quality of life and to open its business to citizens as much as possible. By implementing the Open City system, we have achieved that citizens are involved to the lowest level in the financial operations of the City, but also management and participation in decision-making,” stated Mayor Franković.

The overall winner according to the overall composite index of digital readiness of Croatian Cities this year is Rijeka, which is in first place in the category of large cities. In the group of medium-sized cities, Pula won.

The Voice of Dubrovnik

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