ZAGREB: Croatia stated on Saturday (Jul 11) that using face masks will be obligatory in many closed public areas from next week as the variety of COVID-19 cases keeps increasing.
The variety of brand-new infections reached 140 on Saturday, the highest tape-recorded up until now in a single day. Most cases are in the capital Zagreb and in east of the country.
The nationwide civil defense directorate stated that from Monday deal with masks will be obligatory for both staff members and customers in shops, and likewise for employees in bars, restaurants and other places where there is close contact with consumers.
The use of face masks on public transport was made obligatory numerous weeks ago.
During the spring months Croatia successfully restricted the spread of the illness and by early June the variety of brand-new cases had been up to simply a couple of day-to-day and even none. However, the variety of brand-new cases has actually skyrocketed in current weeks, with numerous blaming the spread on gatherings such as wedding events.
Around 500,000 tourists from main European countries and Germany are currently holidaying on the Adriatic coast, however there have actually been extremely couple of cases of the virus among them.
So far Croatia has signed up 3,672 cases of COVID-19 and 118 deaths. At the moment there are 1,088 active cases.