Friday, 5 February 2021

Croatia's Coronavirus Update: 549 News Cases, 16 Deaths, 552 Recoveries

ZAGREB, 5 February, 2021 -  In the last 24 hours, Croatia has conducted 5,930 coronavirus tests and 549 (10%) have returned positive, while there have been 16 deaths linked to COVID-19, the country's coronavirus crisis management team reported on Friday.

Currently, there are 2,955 active cases, including 1,203 hospitalised patients, of whom 106 are on ventilators.

Croatia's COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 5,122.

Since the outbreak of this infectious disease in Croatia in late February, 1,217,755 tests have been performed, and 234,702 persons have tested positive.

To date, 226.625 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 552 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 13.993 people are self-isolating.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Jutarnji List: Croatian Cafes Open on Monday 15 February (and Gyms too)?

February 2, 2021 – The wait is over! In less than two weeks, Croatian cafes and gyms will open, if infection numbers continue on their current downward trajectory

With the spring season just around the corner, people will soon be able to once again enjoy coffee on the sun-filled daytime terraces of Croatian cafes. If Coronavirus infection numbers continue on their current downward trajectory, Croatian cafes and gyms will open on Monday 15 February. All businesses will still have to operate under strict epidemiological measures.


Deputy Prime Minister and the Chief of Staff, Davor Božinović, spoke about the forthcoming concessions on Croatian cafes and gyms, but a fuller picture of how the concessions will actually look was discovered unofficially by Croatian daily Jutarnji List. It was published in the evening of Monday 1st February 2021. The good news soon travelled across Croatia. It will come as a great relief to many independent business owners who have not been allowed to operate.

Business owners have been increasingly on edge over recent weeks, with protest openings of Croatian cafes and gyms threatened to take place in defiance of the current ban on operations (indeed, some did). Owners of Croatian cafes were particularly irked by the seeming inconsistencies in current measures – fast food outlets, gas service stations and bakeries were all permitted to sell coffee to go. People took advantage of this and thereafter congregated on the streets outside such businesses to enjoy their drinks. But, Croatian cafes were still not permitted to service people wishing to drink on outside terraces in almost exactly the same manner.


Monday 15 February has long been announced as the next review date for the imposed Coronavirus measures. But, until now, nobody was certain in which way – if any – measures would be relaxed.

Under unofficial plans, from Monday 15 February Croatian cafes will be able to serve coffee and drinks to be consumed on outside terraces, with strict epidemiological guidelines in place.

Croatian cafes and gyms opening on 15 February will be conditional on a continued downturn in infection numbers and the absence of new Coronavirus strains appearing in Croatia

The re-opening of Croatian cafes and gyms is wholly dependent not only on the continuing downturn in numbers of infected but also on the condition that new strains of Coronavirus - specifically those first detected in the UK and South Africa - do not appear in Croatia between now and then.

"If the indicators are good, if the numbers go down, we will certainly not be reluctant to react,” Deputy Prime Minister Davor Božinović said, regarding the 15 February review, “our aim to strike a balance between everything - with an emphasis on health care - has brought us to a position where Croatia has the least stringent measures in the EU."

Coronavirus infection numbers in some other European territories remain at an alarmingly high rate, although a corresponding relaxation in measures for some regions of Italy was similarly announced over recent days. This is the second time since the start of the pandemic that stricter measures imposed by the Croatian government – and a widespread public observance of these measures and other guidelines - have successfully produced the intended results.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Croatia's COVID-19 Update: 94 New Cases, 27 Fatalities

ZAGREB, 1 February, 2021 - In the last 24 hours Croatia has registered 94 new coronavirus cases and 27 related deaths, the national coronavirus response team reported on Monday.

A total of 1,881 people have been tested for the novel virus in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases currently stands at 2,551 and 1,288 patients are hospitalised, of whom 98 are on ventilators.

Since 25 February 2020, when the first case of the infection was confirmed in the country, 232,520 people have been infected with the virus and of them, 5,054 have died.

A total of 224,915 people have recovered, including 439 in the last 24 hours.

Currently 14,303 people are self-isolating and so far a total of 1,193,006 people have been tested.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Miroslav Tudman, son of Franjo Tudman, has died from Coronavirus

February 1, 2021 – Miroslav Tudman, the first child of Franjo Tudman, died in Zagreb from complications caused by Coronavirus. A scientist and educator who followed a route into politics, he bore a striking resemblance to his father, the first President of Croatia

Miroslav Tudjman, HDZ member of parliament and son of Franjo Tudman, the first President of Croatia, died in the evening of Sunday 31 January 2021 in Zagreb. He was 75 years old.

Miroslav Tudjman had been hospitalized in Zagreb at the beginning of December due to complications caused by Coronavirus. He had been placed on a respirator. He sadly lost his fight for life at the Dr. Fran Mihaljevic Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb.

Born in Belgrade in 1946, the son of Franjo Tudman and his first wife Ankica Zumbar, Miroslav Tudman moved to Zagreb in 1961. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb in 1970 and later became part of the faculty, founding its Institute for Information Studies in 1989.

20150623vrgorac.tudjmanov.arhiv_32122.jpgMiroslav Tudman © HDZ

He took part in the Croatian War of Independence and in 1992 Miroslav Tudman became the head of the Centre for Strategic Research. He took up the role as the deputy head of the National Security Office before founding and leading the first Croatian Intelligence Agency (Hrvatska izvještajna služba, HIS). In 1998, Miroslav Tudman became a tenured professor at the Faculty of Philosophy where he had studied.

Miroslav Tudman had dallied with politics since before the war, but it was only after the passing of his father – who died while in office – that they became a more consuming affair for him. He flitted between running as an independent candidate, within fringe parties and as a member of HDZ, the party to which his father belonged. His longest duration with any party was from 2011 and 2021, during which he was a member of HDZ.

At the time of his death, he was a member of the Croatian parliament, head of the Parliamentary Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a member of the Committee on Defence, Internal Policy and National Security, War Veterans and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation.

Bearing a very close resemblance to his father, Miroslav Tudman was named after Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža who his father adored at the time of his firstborn child.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that he received the news of Miroslav Tudman's death with sadness.

"It is with great sadness that I received the news of the departure of Prof. Miroslav Tudman, PhD, a dear colleague, friend and member of the Croatian Parliament, son of the first Croatian President Franjo Tudman, a prominent politician and a scientist dedicated to protecting national interests," he wrote on Twitter. "In these sad and painful moments, for the Tudman family, I express my sincere condolences and sympathy, on behalf of the government and myself."

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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Croatia's Coronavirus Update: 336 New Cases, 29 Deaths, 459 Recoveries

ZAGREB, 31 January, 2021 - In the last 24 hours, Croatia has conducted 5,079 coronavirus tests and 7.2% of them, that is 336, have returned positive, the national COVID-19 crisis management team reported on Sunday.

There have been 29 deaths linked to COVID-19, bringing the country's COVID-related death toll to 5,027.

There are currently 2,923 active cases of the infection, of whom 1,275 are hospitalised patients, including 113 placed on ventilators.

Since the outbreak of the this infectious disease in late February 2020, Croatia has conducted 1.91 million tests which have shown that 232,426 persons have contracted this novel virus. Of them, 224,476 have recovered so far, including 459 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Currently, 15,503 persons in Croatia are self-isolating.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Croatia Reports 643 New Coronavirus Infections, 32 Deaths

ZAGREB, 22 January, 2021 - In the last 24 hours, 643 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Croatia and 32 people have died of the consequences of the disease, the national coronavirus crisis management team said on Friday morning.

Currently there are 3,321 active cases and 1,518 people are receiving hospital treatment, including 145 who are on ventilators.

Since the outbreak of the infection in late February, 227,969 people have been infected with the novel virus, of whom 4,770 have died.

A total of 219,878 people have recovered, including 796 in the last 24 hours.

Currently, 15,878 persons are self-isolating.

To date 1,144,819 people have been tested, including 4,863 in the last 24 hours.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Croatia Registers 230 New Coronavirus Infections, 35 Deaths

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2021 - Over the past 24 hours, Croatia has registered 230 new cases of the coronavirus infection, there have been 35 deaths, and the number of active cases is 4,976.

There are 2,140 patients in hospitals, 191 of whom are on ventilators.

There are currently 17,679 people in self-isolation.

Since 25 February, when Croatia registered its first case, a total of 220,223 people have contracted the novel coronavirus, 4,403 of them have died, while 210,844 have recovered, 718 of whom in the last 24 hours.

To date 1,080,918 people have been tested, including 3,141 in the last 24 hours.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Croatia Registers 646 New Coronavirus Infections, 26 Deaths

ZAGREB, 10 January, 2021 - Over the past 24 hours, Croatia has registered 646 new cases of coronavirus infection and 26 deaths, the national COVID-19 crisis response team said on Sunday.

The number of active cases in Croatia today stands at 5,499. There are 2,131 COVID patients in hospitals, including 193 on ventilators.

Since 25 February 2020, when Croatia registered its first case of the infection, a total of 219,993 people have contracted the novel coronavirus, 4,368 have died and 210,126 have recovered, including, 919 in the last 24 hours. There are currently 18,147 people in self-isolation.

To date, 1,077,777 people have been tested, including 7,215 in the last 24 hours.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Croatia Reports 618 New Coronavirus Infections, 58 Deaths

ZAGREB, Dec 27, 2020 - In the past 24 hours 618 coronavirus infections have been registered in Croatia, putting the total number of active cases at 10,033, the national civil protection authority said on Sunday.

A total of 2,691 patients are hospitalised, including 258 who are on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 3,628 people have been tested for the novel virus.

There have been 58 coronavirus-related fatalities.

Currently 35,484 people are in self-isolation.

Since the start of the epidemic on February 25, Croatia has registered 204,930 coronavirus cases, 3,671 deaths and 191,226 recoveries, including 2,171 in the past 24 hours.

To date 994,293 people have been tested for the novel virus.

Monday, 14 December 2020

Croatia Reports 1,472 New Coronavirus Cases, 65 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

ZAGREB, Dec 14, 2020 - Croatia has registered 1,472 new coronavirus cases and 65 infection-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team reported on Monday morning.

A total of 2,857 infected people are receiving hospital treatment for COVID-19 and 284 of them are on ventilators. Currently, there are 22,769 active cases in the country and 54,042 people are in self-isolation.

Since February 25, when the first case was confirmed in the country, 177,358 people have been infected with the novel virus, 2,705 of them have died and 151,884 have recovered, including 3,673 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 888,080 people have been tested to date, including 5,798 in the last 24 hours.

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