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County lockdown across Croatia from December 22 as Covid-19 measures tighten

Written by  Dec 17, 2020

The decision on the introduction of a ban on movement between counties, which would be in force from Tuesday, December 22, will be announced by the National Civil Protection Headquarters at a press conference tomorrow at the latest, reports Jutarnji list.

A source from the Government says that a draft decision aimed at preventing larger gatherings during the Christmas and New Year holidays, as Jutarnji list first published on December 12, has already been prepared and is very likely to be adopted.

People will be able to leave their homes and indeed boroughs but will not be allowed across county borders without a special pass. Citizens living in the City of Zagreb will be able to travel to the borders of the Zagreb County.

The travel ban would most likely last until January 8th. For exceptional situations, i.e. for persons who, due to the nature of their work, have to go to another county, special passes would be issued.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced at the first press conference after his release from isolation on Wednesday that a ban on movement is certain in order to prevent the spread of the virus during the holidays.

At the beginning of the Government session, the Prime Minister reiterated that Covid-19 is spreading within the family, called for all social gatherings to be postponed and reduced to a minimum in the next few weeks, despite the holidays.

“It is crucial to reduce socializing because that breaks the chains of virus spread. The large numbers we have show that we do not adhering to it enough,” said the Prime Minister.


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