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Divine providence fall flat as 10 Croatian nuns test positive for coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
Croatia has seen a new spike in coronavirus cases in the last few days, with several of them linked to a charity tennis tournament in Zadar on the Adriatic coast, and a monastery in Osijek-Baranja County.

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Topics: CROATIA   

The National HQ published data for the last 24 hours on coronavirus infection in Croatia. The number of active cases is 117.

"The number of new cases in the Republic of Croatia in the 24-hour period is 30, which means that the total number of patients with coronavirus is 2366."

After tennis tournament in the Croatian coastal town of Zadar, the new coronavirus epicenter was found in a monastery in Croatia, officials said.

Ten newly ill people are from the area of Đakovo city, Osijek-Baranja County, and they are nuns from the monastery of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross.

Twelve nurses were tested this morning and 10 of them came out positive for coroanavirus One of the nurses says that they don't know how they get infected. Two or three days ago, two sisters came to the monastery from Kosovo for a spiritual renewal. In the meantime, 190 nurses have been tested for COVID-19, five of them being hospitalized.

The Adria Tour went ahead after Croatia virtually eliminated the virus, with the daily number of new cases at zero or close to zero for around a month now.

The Adria Tour operated with no masks and no social distancing requirements. Players were seen embracing after matches and going out for nights on the town, which were organized by Novak Djokovic.

The Adria Tour’s final was canceled on Sunday after three players, world No. 19 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 33 Borna Coric and ATP pro Viktor Troicki all announced that they had tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in the event. Djokovic declined a test in Croatia opting instead to return to Serbia. He has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday.

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