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Croatia steps up COVID-19 restrictions amid rise in cases

Croatia steps up COVID-19 restrictions amid rise in cases Source:

ZAGREB (Croatia), April 1 (SeeNews) - The Croatian government said it is tightening the measures introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus by imposing a ban on indoor sports training, restricting working hours of children playrooms and temporarily restricting the crossing of the country's borders.

In order to enter Croatia, travellers must now provide a negative COVID-19 test result, proof that they have recovered from the disease, or vaccination certificate, the government said in a press release on Wednesday.

"We have a significant increase [of Covid 19 cases] today and we cannot ignore the possibility of the neighbouring countries' scenario happening here as well. These restrictions will be in force for a few days but should statistics be worrying, we will introduce new measures," Davor Bozinovic, head of the national coronavirus crisis management team, said.

Additional restrictions are introduced in the Sibenik-Knin and Split-Dalmatia counties, where face masks at crowded outdoor venues will become mandatory, alcohol sale will be banned from 8 pm to 6 am, and cafes will close at 8 pm.

The new restrictions will be in force from April 1 to April 15.

As of Wednesday, Croatia has confirmed a total of 271,632 coronavirus cases, including 5,947 deaths.

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