Croatia defends opening to tourists as COVID-19 numbers rise
Croatia launched additional restrictive measures to curb a COVID-19 outbreak.
The country - which presently has around 820,000 foreign tourists, including many Germans and Austrians holidaying on its Adriatic coast - reported 180 new infections on Thursday and another 208 on Friday.
Both were the highest figures to date, after staying around dozens daily until recently.
Since the outbreak, Croatia had by Friday reported 6,258 infections, with 163 deaths and 5,134 people recovered. However, 979 of the infections occurred over the past 14 days.
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