Thursday, 16 June 2022

Croatia Registers 422 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths

ZAGREB, 16 June 2022 - Croatia has registered 422 new coronavirus cases and no COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national COVID response team reported on Thursday.

Currently, 2,332 people in the country are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Among them are 152 who are being treated in hospital, including six who are placed on ventilators, while 1,108 persons are self-isolating.

To date, 5,256,249 vaccine doses have been administered and 59.54 per cent of the total population, i.e. 70.81 per cent of adults, have been vaccinated.

A total of 2,315,142 persons have received at least one dose and 2,244,688 of them have been fully vaccinated, which is 68.76 per cent of the adult population.

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Thursday, 5 May 2022

Croatia Reports 961 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths

ZAGREB, 5 May 2022 - Croatia has recorded 961 new coronavirus cases and nine COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team reported on Thursday.

The number of active cases in the country now stands at 5,621, and 401 patients are being treated in hospital, including 17 placed on ventilators, while 2,746 people are self-isolating.

To date, 4,804,096 people have tested for the SARS CoV-2 virus, including 4,421 in the past 24 hours.

A total of 5.24 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered, and 59.50% of the total population, or 70.76% of the adult population, have been inoculated, including 68.69% of adults fully.

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Saturday, 30 October 2021

Zagreb Coronavirus Testing Centre Location List Updated

October the 30th, 2021 - An updated list of Zagreb coronavirus testing centres and locations has been published by the City of Zagreb recently. Here's all you need to know.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Zagreb's Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute released the concerning information on Wednesday that in the 24 hour period before that, almost 50 percent of those who came to be tested were positive, meaning that every other Zagreb resident who came to be tested was infected with the novel coronavirus.

That's why new Zagreb coronavirus testing centres are being opened across the city, and a new referral system is being introduced at Vinogradska, where there were huge queues and very long waits recently.

The City of Zagreb's press release on the new testing locations is as follows:

In Zagreb, rapid antigent tests (RAT) can be performed within the COVID-19 clinic at the following Health Centres:

The Zagreb-Centre Health Centre - Avenija Veceslava Holjevca 22
The Zagreb-East Health Centre - Grizanska 4
The Zagreb-West Health Centre - Prilaz baruna Filipovica 11

In order to secure a rapid antigen test at a health centre (dom zdravlja), people should make an order through the application (app), while without needing to provide any special notice, people can be tested at the following locations:

Polyclinic Zagreb, Borovje, Zdeslava Turica 1
Polyclinic Zagreb, Gajnice, Argentinska 2

PCR testing can be performed at the COVID-19 clinics at the following locations:

The Zagreb-Centre Health Centre - Avenija Veceslava Holjevca 22
The Zagreb-East Health Centre - Grizanska 4
The Zagreb-West Health Centre - Prilaz baruna Filipovica 11

Testing in health centres is carried out on the basis of a referral from a family doctor (GP) and with a prior order having been made.

Drive-in coronavirus testing will be performed at the following locations:

The Dr. Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute - Mirogojska 16. You can book a test at this location online by clicking this link.

Another drive-in testing point for the Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute will open next week at the Zagreb Fair (Velesajam), at the West (Zapad) entrance 2 and the public will be informed in a timely manner about when that location will be working.

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Friday, 24 September 2021

Croatia Logs 1,291 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 Deaths

ZAGREB, 24 Sept 2021 - In the past 24 hours 1,291 coronavirus cases and 12 related deaths have been confirmed in Croatia, the national COVID-19 crisis management team said on Friday.

There are 8,517 active cases, including 678 hospitalised patients, 92 of whom are on ventilators, while 23,749 persons are self-isolating.

Croatia has registered 397,761 coronavirus cases to date, including 8,566 deaths and 380,678 recoveries, of which 1,377 in the past 24 hours.

To date 2,772,055 persons have been tested for the virus, including 10,201 in the past 24 hours, and 44.34% of the population has been vaccinated, including 53.21% of adults, of whom 49.96% fully.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

45 People With Fake PCR Tests Detained At Croatian Border In One Weekend

January 19, 2021 – 45 people tried to enter Croatia with fake PCR tests this weekend alone. They were caught by Croatian police, detained at the border and reported to the State's Attorney office. If found guilty, each faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison

Some 45 people tried to enter Croatia through the borders of one county with fake PCR tests this past weekend.

Travel from Bosnia and Herzegovina into Croatia currently requires the production of a negative PCR test or a doctor's certificate proving you have successfully passed through a COVID-19 infection in recent months.

Since the ban on entering Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina without a negative PCR test was introduced, fake PCR tests are increasingly being forged. Border police and customs officers at crossings in Brod-Posavina County have met many people trying to cross the border with fake PCR tests. But, this weekend a new record number of forged tests were found on the county's border crossings.

According to a statement from the Brod-Posavina Police Department, as many as 45 attempts to enter the country with fake PCR tests were discovered on Saturday and Sunday.


"At the Stara Gradiška border crossing, police officers determined that 43 persons, mostly citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented fake PCR tests issued in BiH at the border control. At the Slavonski Brod border crossing, two people were registered who gave forged tests," the Brod-Posavina police reported.

Police officers file criminal charges against all those suspected of committing the criminal offence of forgery of a document with the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Slavonski Brod. If found guilty, such persons face up to three years in prison.

The overall number of people detained on Croatia's border with fake PCR tests this weekend could actually be higher - the figures of 45 persons detained with fake PCR tests were released by the police of just one county in Croatia - Brod-Posavina County. A further eight Croatian counties exist along the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Each has border crossings between the two countries.

Friday, 17 July 2020

When Can Croatia Expect Access to Cheaper Coronavirus Tests?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the availability of cheaper coronavirus tests for residents of Croatia, given the fact that they currently come at a somewhat hefty price tag that not everyone can afford to throw away on such an item. Just when can Croatia actually expect to have access to these cheaper tests?

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 16th of July, 2020, fter the Minister of Health, Vili Beros, announced that Croatia could get its hands on cheaper PCR tests for coronavirus at the end of this week, the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health explained at a recent conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters when we might realistically expect them.

"I can't answer you in detail. The price was set in agreement with HZZO at the moment when these tests became available, it was the first [type of this] test in the majority of Europe. At that moment it was difficult to get a platform, reagents, get everything together and organise it all, we had a price on the PCR device agreed for other virus tests, and agreed on the whole hundred euros price. Later on there came other tests, the price of the reagents changed, and everyone was ready to talk to reduce that price. The price will be adopted very soon, I expect it to happen next week,'' said Krunoslav Capak, adding that there will be a meeting at the Ministry of Health on Friday to discuss it further.

He added that the Croatian Institute of Public Health had already conducted a public tender for the reagents they needed.

"HZJZ spent five million kuna, it was a crisis situation, we conducted public tenders for everything we needed. I guess that's how all institutions work. I don’t know who the suppliers are, I don’t even know about my institution in that regard. I don't know all the suppliers, but I know that by law, we conduct public tenders,'' added Capak.

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