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Region Voices Solidarity With Quake-Hit Croatian Capital

Messages of support and offers of help have poured into Croatia after Sunday's earthquake of at least 5.3 magnitudes, which hit the capital and injured dozens of people as well as damaging buildings.

Migrants in Bosnia ‘More Vulnerable to Infection’ Despite Lockdown

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.

Earthquake Hit Zagreb Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

A powerful earthquake rocked Croatia at 6:24am local time on Sunday morning just seven kilometres north of the capital, Zagreb, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, EMSC.

Many buildings were damaged, with walls and rooftops cracking. Dozens were injured, with a 15-year-old suffering life-threatening injuries.

The earthquake in Zagreb destroyed walls and roofs VIDEO / PHOTO

The epicenter of the earthquake was seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a depth of ten kilometers.
Index.hr first announced that an earthquake had killed a 15-year-old child. An ambulance took to the field but the child showed no signs of life. However, the latest information is that the child is alive and doctors are fighting for her life.

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Croatian Capital Zagreb

A powerful earthquake hit Croatia at 6.24am local time on Sunday morning with the epicentre seven kilometres north of Zagreb, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, EMSC.

Another strong earthquake shook Zagreb at 7am, with both tremors causing widespread damage and panic amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Croatia

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the Croatian capital of Zagreb on March 22 at 6.30 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ).
The quake, which occurred less than 10 kilometers north-northeast of the city center, was also reportedly felt by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovenia, and Austria.

Bora Stankovic passed away

Stankovic is one of the founders of BC Red Star, a Yugoslav national team player and the man who scored the first basketball points in the World Cup history.
Stankovic played for Red Star, Zeleznicar and Partizan during his playing career from 1946 to 1953, while he also served as coach in the BC Partizan.

Minister of Education: Starting tomorrow, classes for elementary students will begin

He pointed out to TV Pink that in a short time they were able to record a quality school program, which is a simulation of regular teaching in schools.
"The primary school is covered. The program starts tomorrow and will run every weekday from 8 am to 6 pm. Half-hour lessons are prepared", the minister said.

Croatia Offers Houses for One Kuna

In Croatia you can buy a property in picturesque Legrad for just one kuna. According to the Croatian Radio and Television, inquiries are coming from all over the country, as well as from some neighboring countries.

Ministers in the Janez Janša government

Anže Logar - foreign minister

Anže Logar, a 43-year-old senior member of the Democratic Party (SDS), holds a Phd in political sociology. He is seen by many as a possible heir of SDS's long time head Janša.

Balkan Countries Close Border Crossings to Stop Coronavirus

Serbia, Albania and Romania have closed many of their border crossings in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, leaving some parts of the Balkans practically cut off for civil traffic.

All countries of the region have either banned entry or introduced special restrictive measures for passengers arriving from countries with mid to high to risk of coronavirus.

Tight-Lipped Balkan Governments Scramble to Defend Against COVID-19

"It's confidential," Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told a press conference on Thursday when asked how many ventilators the country has.

"At this moment, this is treated practically as a state secret in all countries," Brnabic said, but assured reporters that "Serbia has enough ventilators."

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