Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.

Email: mark.thomas@dubrovnik-times.com

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In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 38 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

These are six men and nine women from Dubrovnik (an epidemiological link has been established for nine of them), nine men and three women from Metković (a connection has been established for six), and four men from Ploče (for two a connection has been established), two men and one woman from Konavle (for two established connection), one male and one female from Mljet (established connection), one female person from Kula Norinska (established connection), and one female from Vela Luka.

Twenty people have made a full recovery - 12 from Dubrovnik, four from the borough of Župa, two from Metković, one from Konavle and one from Kula Norinska.

Ten people tested positive for coronavirus are hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

In the last 24 hours, 150 samples were processed, and a total of 16,825 samples have been analysed since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 505 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no violation of the self-isolation measure was found.

 

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In the last 24 hours, 11 new cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These are six males and three females from Dubrovnik (an epidemiological link has been established for seven) and two males from Konavle (for one epic connection has been established).

17 people have made a full recovery - eight from Dubrovnik, three from Kula Norinska, two from Metković, two from Konavle, one from Župa dubrovačka and one from Janjina.

14 people tested positive for coronavirus are currently hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

In the last 24 hours, 169 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 16,675 samples have been analyzed.

There are 491 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no violation of the self-isolation measure was found.

 

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1,131 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Croatia over the past 24 hours, by far the worst day for new cases since the pandemic began. Yesterday was, until these latest figures, the record day for new Covid-19 cases with 793 recorded. Over the past three days a total of 2,672 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded.

The City of Zagreb saw 231 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

According to data from the National Civil Protection Headquarters there are currently 4,233 active cases, among them there are 505 people in hospital and 24 people on a ventilator.

Unfortunately, one person has passed away due to Covid-19.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 23,665 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, of which 345 have died, a total of 19,087 have recovered, of which 459 in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 17,242 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 385,072 people have been tested, of which 5,693 in the last 24 hours.

 

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Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced on Thursday that it would reduce planned winter capacity by a third due to a wave of travel restrictions with which European governments are trying to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Europe’s largest low-cost airline expects to fly with 40 percent of last year’s capacity this winter, instead of the 60 percent projected so far.

The company will maintain up to 65 percent of the winter route network, but with a reduced frequency of flights.

They expect to carry 38 million passengers in the fiscal year to March 31, 2021, reducing the September forecast by 12 million. In 2019, they transported 149 million.

That estimate could be further reduced if governments impose more blockades and further restrict travel, the group's chief executive Michael O'Leary said.

"We deeply regret this reduction in the winter timetable, but we are forced to do so due to the poor management of air travel by the EU. Our focus continues to be on keeping the schedule as tight as possible, within reasonable limits,” O’Leary said.

A new wave of travel restrictions in recent weeks has caused a slight weakening of bookings for October, but significantly for November and December.

Ryanair plans to close bases in Cork and Shannon in Ireland, and in Toulouse, France, with significant cuts in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Vienna, the statement said.

 

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The German Robert Koch Institute has added the City of Zagreb and Međimurje County to its list of risk areas.

Namely, this classification of the so-called “the red list” means that everyone traveling from these areas to Germany must take a Covid-19 test, and while they wait for the test result, they will be quarantined, according to the Institute's website.

The central criterion for classification as a risk area are countries or regions in which there have been more than 50 newly infected per 100,000 population in the last seven days.

 

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In the last 24 hours, 793 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded, and the number of active cases across Croatia today is 3,562. These figures are a record day for new Covid-19 cases in Croatia and combined with yesterday’s new case numbers it means that in two days 1,541 people have contracted the virus.

There are currently 439 people in hospital, including 26 people on a ventilator. Unfortunately, over the last 24-hour period 10 people passed away from Covid-19.

The City of Zagreb currently has 1,028 active cases of Covid-19, followed by the Split-Dalmatia County with 417 active cases.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 22,534 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, of which 344 have died, a total of 18,628 people have recovered, of which 431 in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 17,805 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 379,379 people have been tested, of which 6,696 in the last 24 hours.

 

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In the last 24 hours, 20 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These new cases are six men and one woman from Dubrovnik (an epidemiological link has been established for three), two men from the borough of Župa, one man from Konavle (a link has been established), five men and two women from Metković (for four an established connection), one male and one female from Kula Norinska (established connection) and one female from Ploče.

18 people have made a full recovery - 11 from Dubrovnik, three from Kula Norinska, one from Metković, one from Župa dubrovačka and two people who do not reside in the county.

14 people tested positive for coronavirus are currently hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.

In the last 24 hours, 160 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 16,506 samples have been analysed.

There are 499 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no violation of the self-isolation measure was found.

 

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