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A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves ventures into a subway station in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on April 2, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Borislav Troshev.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a man wearing a face mask walks the streets of Sarajevo on April 2, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.
Republika Srpska had 29 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection by Thursday, and 23 of them are in Banja Luka.
The country has introduced emergency measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. All restaurants and cafes are closed, and only grocery stores and pharmacies are still working.
A transit corridor to facilitate the circulation of the transport means blocked on various routes and at various border points was shaped up following the demarches the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) made on diplomatic channels, in the context of the developments related to the management and prevention of COVID-19.
After Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that Croatia was ready to take in some child refugees trapped in refugee camps on Greek islands, hostile comments on social networks condemned the idea, some claiming that parents and wider relatives would then accompany the children - some of whom might be extremists.
It was stated that this decision was made in accordance with the proposal of the Ministry of Interior.
Passengers from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran have also been banned, except for Hungarian nationals coming from those countries, who will have to remain in isolation for two weeks, MTI reports.
Zagreb County Court on Tuesday convicted Milan Martic, the former president of an unrecognised wartime Serb rebel statelet called the Republic of Serbian Krajina, and his military chief-of-staff, Milan Celeketic, of staging rocket attacks on Croatian cities in 1995.
Under the first-instance verdict, Martic was sentenced to seven years in prison and Celeketic to 20 years.