February 28, 2020 – As the first cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Croatia emerge, some official information, contact numbers and update sources from the Ministry of Health.
WHAT MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN IN CROATIA?
The Croatian Institute of Public Health in cooperation with University Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Zagreb has issued guidelines for health workers in suspected cases of 2019-nCoV. The guidelines provide detailed criteria for determining a suspected infection, guidance for handling a person with suspected infection, procedure for collecting and transferring samples for diagnostics and measures for prevention of disease spreading in health care institutions in suspected cases of 2019-nCoV. The guidelines are regularly updated in accordance with new findings on the epidemic and the disease.
On its website, the Croatian Institute of Public Health publishes information on 2019-nCoV so that the public can stay informed at all times. More information available here.
Leaflets in Croatian, English and Chinese language have also been issued for travellers to and from the affected areas. The leaflets contain guidelines on prevention measures when travelling and actions to be taken in the case of infection symptoms, as well as contact information of local epidemiologists on call. Leaflets available here.
Detailed instructions for border crossing management of passengers who have been in the areas affected by the 2019-nCoV epidemics in the previous 14 days have also been issued.On its website, the Croatian Institute of Public Health regularly updates the information on the number of cases, with recommendations regarding population safety and protection which can be found here.
A list of epidermiologists on call all over Croatia has also been published.
And there are also recommendations for travellers to China.
As elsewhere, the situation is fluid and changing quickly, and we are doing our best to keep you updated with the latest.
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