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Murter city - Red zone

By GregorP    
How Did Murter Get Coronavirus? How did the virus manage to shut down a relatively remote island of reportedly 2,500 residents? How did the virus manage to shut down a relatively remote island of reportedly 2,500 residents? The answer lies in the weeks before Croatia’s nationwide lockdown. The Dalmatian coast experienced a surge in foreign visitors in early March, as well as continental residents flocking to weekend homes on the coast — Murter among them. The coronavirus outbreak loomed over the horizon, as confirmed cases rose every day before the government shut down all nonessential business on March 19.With the start of the preseason in Murter, there was obviously a mix-up with Western European populations, Locals recalled the island cars registered in foreign countries zipping around the island and locales filled with unfamiliar faces. Murter's patient zero was likely asymptomatic. Small villages breed closer encounters, with infected locals unwittingly spread the virus to their neighbors. The sources requested anonymity for fear of adding to a game of broken telephone often prevalent in smaller villages. A similar wave of visitors from Western Europe and continental Croatia hit many other islands and coastal villages, well before the government barred people from leaving their legal residence.



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gconant Plus
9 31 1 United States
21 Apr 2020 1:10PM
An incredible, powerful image.
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2020 10:28PM
Beautiful..love the moody cloud formations..
GregorP 15 4 Slovenia
22 Apr 2020 8:23PM
Thank you!! Smile

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