On March 9, 2020, additional measures were adopted in Croatia to reduce the intake and spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Croatia:
- Foreigners entering Croatia from countries / areas most affected by the COVID-19 disease epidemic (Category 1 *) are subject to 14-day health surveillance in organized quarantine.
- Croatian citizens entering Croatia from the countries / areas most affected by the COVID-19 disease epidemic (Category 1 *) are subject to 14-day home quarantine / self-isolation health surveillance. If home quarantine / self-isolation is not possible, they are subjected to a 14-day organized quarantine.
- All Croatian citizens and foreigners entering Croatia from a broader list of affected countries / territories (Category 2 **) are subject to 14-day home quarantine / self-isolation health surveillance.
- The National Civil Protection Crisis Staff has issued a recommendation to postpone any organized public gatherings attended by more than 1,000 people.
- The decision to postpone organized public gatherings with less than 1,000 participants is made by the county civil protection crisis staffs based on the local and general epidemiological situation, the characteristics of the participants and the type of contact between the participants.
- It is advisable to divert road traffic to six border crossings. People who regularly travel from Croatia to the affected countries / territories (Category 2 **) and vice versa must be quarantined / self-contained during their stay in Croatia due to the nature of the work. Employers are obliged to ensure the implementation of preventive measures, the availability of protective equipment and disinfectants. The European Commission provides comprehensive support to combat the spread of coronaviruses (covid-19). This includes ongoing cooperation with Member States to exchange information, assess needs and ensure a coordinated response at EU level.
Five commissioners are coordinating these efforts:
- Janez Lenarčič is in charge of crisis management
- Stella Kyriakides is in charge of all health issues
- Ylva Johansson is in charge of border issues
- Adina Vălean is in charge of mobility
- Paolo Gentiloni is in charge of macroeconomic aspects.
In the EU and the UK, by March 12, 22 105 cases were reported: Italy (12 462), France (2 281), Spain (2 140), Germany (1 567), Denmark (516), the Netherlands (503) , Norway (489), Sweden (462), United Kingdom (456), Belgium (314), Austria (246), Greece (99), Czech Republic (94), Iceland (85), Finland (59)), Portugal ( 59), Slovenia (57), Romania (45), Ireland (43), Poland (31), Croatia (16), Estonia (16), Hungary (13), Latvia (10), Slovakia (10), Bulgaria (7), Luxembourg (7), Cyprus (6), Malta (6), Liechtenstein (3) and Lithuania (3).