Indonesians in Croatia told to be on alert following 1st COVID-19 case

Indonesians in Croatia told to be on alert following 1st COVID-19 case

Rows of bars and entertainment venues in the Naviglio area near Milan city, Italy, were closed on Tuesday (February 25, 2020) due to the COVID-19 outbreak that hit the country.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, urged Indonesian citizens to be more cautious and take a number of preventive measures following the first case of the new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The appeal was announced immediately after the Croatian government confirmed the first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday (Feb 25). Currently, the first COVID-19 patient in Croatia is undergoing treatment and is being quarantined at Dr. Fran Mihaljevic Hospital in Zagreb.

In order to prevent the contagion of the virus, the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb suggested that Indonesians in Croatia can avoid visiting northern Italy, especially the Lombardy and Veneto regions since the COVID-19 patient in Croatia had travelled to the city of Milan, Lombardy.

In its circular, the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb also suggested that Indonesians should remain calm, maintain personal hygiene and health by regularly washing their hands using soap and running water, or use a hand sanitizer made from alcohol.

Those who suffer from fever, cough, and respiratory problems should immediately go to the hospital and seek medical treatment, the Indonesian Embassy stated in its circular letter.

In case of emergency, Indonesians can also contact the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb at +385 1 4578311 or hotline number +385 99 46 88 444.

For further information about the development of the situation in Croatia, Indonesians can follow updates from the social media channel of the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb, including Instagram (@indonesiainzagreb); Twitter (@indonesiazagreb) and Facebook @IndonesiainZagreb.

In the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb asked Indonesians in Croatia to follow current information and preventive measures, as well as regulations imposed by local authorities. Related news: No Indonesians in China infected by coronavirus: Embassy
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