How Long Will Croatian Anti-Epidemic Measures Last?

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, if the epidemiological situation in Croatia continues to be favourable as it is now we can expect the measures to be eased, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced recently, but he didn’t say explicitly when we might be able to realistically expect that, nor did he state which measures would be the first to be scrapped.

However, as Jutarnji list has since learned unofficially, despite the reassuring statement of the Prime Minister, it appears that there will be no easing of the current Croatian anti-epidemic measures and it is almost certain that the vast majority of the existing measures will be extended even after the 31st January, the date on which they are due to be reviewed yet again.

Croatian epidemiologists and the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Jutarnji list unofficially found out, aren’t inclined to make any concessions when it comes to the measures because they believe that we must welcome the arrival of warmer weather with low numbers, and the fear of more contagious strains remains too great.

We are told that Ireland has suddenly gone from being the country with the most favourable situation to a country experiencing tremendous trouble as a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus. While it is constantly being pushed that children attending classes online should be back in their classrooms soon, that doesn’t seem to be a viable option either. Namely, although children tolerate the virus well and very rarely become truly unwell, the latest research shows that they are the ones spreading the infection very successfully, so Jutarnji list’s claim that the powers that be are inclined to keep Croatian schools closed until further notice.

Even if there are some concessions, they will merely be symbolic, and according to the aforementioned sources Jutarnji list managed to speak to, it is still most likely that Croatia will choose keep its very strict measures until Easter rolls around.

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