From the last report on 22nd Feb - 15,000 people were tested, of which 3,257 people were positive.
And the number of infected people is still growing last days.
In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, public gatherings are prohibited on the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia in public places indoors and outdoors – with max 5 people allowed to gather at the same time, with distance at least 1.5 m from each, ie one person can be present on every 4 m2.
Regardless, citizens do not adhere to the measures, Ski resorts, restaurants, cafes are full of people. For example, few days ago there was held a party in local restaurant, with around 1000 people...
The situation improves day by day, number of infected people decreases. There are still same restrictions on force (mandatory wearing of masks in public transport and closed facilities, physical distance of 1.5-2m etc.).
On the streets of Belgrade everything looks normal. You can check few pictures from city center during last weekend.
Situation is practically the same as in previous days and same measures are on force. It is still obligatory to wear a mask in closed facilities and in public transportation, to keep a physical distance of 1.5 - 2 m, ban on gathering more then 10 people indoors etc.
You can see few pictures from the city center of Belgrade in the evening...
Situation with epidemic is getting better and there are less infected last few days. The measures that are on force haven`t changed and there is still obligatory to wear a mask in closed facilities and in public transportation, to keep a physical distance of 1.5 - 2 m, ban on gathering more then 10 people indoors.
It was rather cloudy and rainy last week, and a wet southerly wind was blowing.
As a result, the sea was a little rough, but the children during the summer vacation were still playing.
Due to the fragile weather, the traffic was reduced, but everyone was still enjoying the coffee at the outdoor seats of the cafe.
Although there are various restrictions on COVID-19, we are trying to do as much as possible by holding various events outdoors.
Since a film festival using the ancient Roman amphitheater is now held, we were preparing for TV coverage such as TV station early in the morning, and at the park there was a book fair and events for children in the park. Is being done.
Although the number of summer vacation tourists has declined, many people still enjoy sunbathing and swimming on the beach.
With the announcement at 2:00 pm on August 26th, the number of new cases of new coronavirus in Croatia has reached a record high of +358 compared to the previous day.
Along with this, new measures have been introduced for 14 days from today on all parts of Split-Dalmatia, such as Split Trogir, where new infections are concentrated in the Citizens' Protection Headquarters of Croatia. The other prefectures are currently unchanged.
Below are the announcements from the Japanese Embassy in Zagreb.
○ On August 26, the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters decided to apply the following measures to all of Split-Dalmatia Province for 14 days from midnight on the 27th.
(1) In indoor eating and drinking facilities, it is mandatory to wear a mask except when eating or drinking.
(2) The number of guests who can participate in the wedding is limited to 50.
(3) Others The maximum number of guests at a private ceremony is 20.
(4) The maximum number of people who can attend the funeral is 50. Post-funeral meetings are prohibited and no condolences may be expressed in any manner that involves physical contact.
(5) At all social events (assemblies, performances, masses, ceremonies, exhibitions and other public events), it is obligatory to comply with the prescribed epidemiological measures, and indoor events include wearing a mask and 2 meters. It is mandatory to secure the above physical distance.
(6) Event organizers and restaurant owners are obliged to strictly supervise compliance with the prescribed epidemiological measures.
(7) The gym, fitness center and other recreation facilities will be closed.
(8) Sports competitions can only be held by non-spectators.
(9) Visiting elderly care facilities and other social welfare facilities is prohibited. In addition, it is recommended that these facilities perform shift work as much as possible.
Britain and Austria suddenly put Croatia on the Red List (subject to voluntary quarantine for 14 days after returning to Japan), causing a slight return rush and making the city quite quiet. Yesterday there was a report in the news that it took more than 10 hours to cross the Austrian border.
However, the new school year in Europe begins in September, so there are still summer vacation guests from Germany and Poland.
The city of Pula itself is quite peaceful and we spend our days as usual except for public transportation and indoor facilities.
Due to the increasing number of new cases and cases of COVID-19 in Croatia, some EU countries and the UK are reintroducing 14 days of voluntary isolation for immigrants/returners from Croatia. As of August 23
Slovenia United Kingdom Austria Netherlands
Germany currently does not introduce such measures except in the southern Šibenik-Knin and Split-Dalmatia districts, where the number of new positives and cases is high.
Immigration from Croatia to Slovenia
From the Japanese Embassy in Ljubljana:
Regarding the change in immigration regulations (immigration regulations from Croatia), the Slovenian government announced that it has decided to include Croatia in the Red List (state of exemption from voluntary isolation). As a result, from August 21st, when entering from Croatia, 14 days of voluntary quarantine is required in principle. However, for Slovenians who are already in Croatia, if they enter Slovenia by Monday, August 24, they will be exempt from voluntary isolation. Details will be announced as soon as new information comes in, including conditions for those who can enter Japan without voluntary isolation.
The other day was a Serbian culture day in the Istria/Istrian Peninsula, where there were exhibits and dance performances in the center of the city of Pula.
Unfortunately, only the Istria is the only Serbian descent in Croatia today that can hold such an event without any harassment or police guarding. Historically strongly influenced by Italy, the Istra Peninsula, which is still the official language of Italy, is a peaceful coexistence of various ethnic groups and religious groups.
From the Japanese Embassy in Zagreb
● Immigration restrictions currently being implemented by the Croatian government will be extended until August 31st.
Those who enter from a third country, including Japan, for tourism, business, schooling, or any other urgent personal circumstances are obliged to voluntarily quarantine for 14 days after entering Croatia. However, this obligation is exempted for the purpose of tourism, business, school attendance, etc. if you submit a negative result of the PCR test performed within 48 hours.
This measure, which was supposed to be until August 15, will be extended to August 31 by the decision of the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters on August 12.