Germans also love Croatia as a travel destination in the corona pandemic. A German Abi class was no exception. When they return, the evil awakening.
- A German Abitur class traveled to Croatia to celebrate their graduation .
- On the way home, students showed symptoms of infection with the new type of corona virus .
- The Abitur trip was organized across Germany - there are now infected returnees in several federal states .
- Here you will find the basic facts about the coronavirus * and the corona news from Germany .
Update from August 8, 10:29 a.m .: After a high school graduation trip to Croatia , instead of nine corona infections have now been confirmed in a group from Baden-Württemberg . "Everyone is currently in domestic isolation," said a spokeswoman for the Göppingen District Office. Most infected people would have flu-like symptoms, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and taste disorders . The Abi trip to the Croatian island of Pag was organized nationwide by a Hamburg-based party tour operator.
Corona in Croatia: Rude awakening for German students after graduation
Original notification from August 7th : Göppingen - Croatia is one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists - also or especially for Germans.According to the Croatian National Tourist Board, there are currently around 190,000 from Germany. The "party people" who traveled there now also included an Abitur class from Baden-Württemberg - several students have now tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2 virus .
Croatia trip despite Corona: party organizers organized trips nationwide
The Göppingen District Office announced this week that nine travelers from the Donzdorf area in the Göppingen district had already been infected. Further test results are still pending. The trip was organized nationwide by a Hamburg-based party tour operator. According to the current state of knowledge, there are also infected participants in other counties and federal states .
A German high school graduate went to Croatia and was apparently infected with the novel corona virus (symbol image).
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Croatia Abi trip despite Corona: "This case clearly shows the risk of travel and parties"
The sick high school graduates from the Göppingen district had their first symptoms * on their way home . All 18 participants in the Abitur trip and 50 contact persons are now under quarantine for two weeks . The incident also attracted attention on Twitter, for example one user commented: “' Spring Break & Co.' in #Croatia has been seen as a highlight not only by # Abi trips for years . That's not new. What is new is the danger from #Corona. ”That last brought a Corona expert to the barricades when he denied“ common sense ” to the“ party people ”who are currently traveling to the country.
"Spring Break & Co." in #Croatia has been seen as a highlight not only by #Abi rides for years.
That's not new. What is new is the danger from #Corona.
The head of the Göppingen health department , Heinz Pöhler, emphasized that corona diseases are currently increasingly being detected among travelers returning from the Balkan countries . "This case clearly shows the risk of traveling and partying during a pandemic and how quickly the virus can spread within a group."
According to official information, just under 5,000 people have been infected with the corona virus in Croatia, which has around 4.2 million inhabitants . Almost 140 people died as a result of their infection.
The Foreign Office recently warned that the number of Covid-19 infections in Croatia was "recently increasing sharply" and had "reached values that were on average above those of the spring." The Croatian National Tourist Board then told * Merkur.de that that the corona pandemic in the country is "under control" . (frs / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.
List of rubric lists: © Denis Lovrovic / AFP