A Catholic church in Croatia will hold its Easter mass this week despite the government’s decision to ban public celebrations in the country.
The Catholic Church of Croatia, which has about 50,000 members, said in a statement on its website that it would hold a mass at 2:30 p.m. local time (1630 GMT) on March 6.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the Mass will be held on the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, Croatia’s prime minister said he had ordered the closure of all schools and schools-owned schools on Monday, citing a threat from the virus.
He said the country would use the coronivirus pandemics to “reclaim” public spaces, and said it would close schools that are “not needed”.
The country has had no reported deaths from the coronovirus since the pandemic started on March 1.
More than 3,300 people have died from the disease since it began, including 1,100 in Croatia, and Croatia has reported 1,567 new deaths.
Croatia has a population of about 5 million, with a population density of about 40 per cent.