The first patient infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 had been registered in the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb. The patient, a young man who has mild symptoms of this disease, has been admitted to the Fran Mihaljević hospital in Zagreb and is quarantined.

Croatia is prepared to take any measure necessary to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus, including coordination of activities with the Italian government, prime minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday evening, before the virus outbreak.

– Today at 11:30 am we received information that a Croatian national, who has been to Milan on February 19-21, is exhibiting mild symptoms of the disease. We are taking precautionary measures – Health Minister, Vili Beroš, said this morning. Croatia raised preparedness levels, our crisis management team has experienced staff and I expect them to engage fully. The message to the public is that all the relevant services are fully prepared – Plenković said yesterday. Stay tuned for more news.

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