Could Croatian Epidemiological Measures Tighten Again?

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the much talked about Delta variant of the coronavirus is currently the dominant strain, not only across Europe as a whole, with the United Kingdom continuing to be heavily affected despite them now being ”free”.

Here in the Republic of Croatia, the Delta variant is gaining traction, it is very much in firm circulation with a share of 77 percent, as Croatian Institute of Public Health epidemiologist Sanja Kurecic Filipovic warned on Saturday.

”We’ve witnessed continuous growth in the last month. We can attribute this to a large influx of foreign tourists and increased socialising, but we’re slowly entering the period of autumn where the virus will have other favourable factors going for it. The measures not only have to remain in place as they are, but they may also need to be tightened,” the epidemiologist from the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) told HRT.

She pointed out that – if the infection rate does continue to increase – they will have to think about tightening certain Croatian epidemiological measures.

Kurecic Filipovic warned that, as mentioned above, the Delta variant is in circulation with a share of 77 percent across Croatia and called on all residents to properly adhere to all protection measures, and she hopes that the number of people vaccinated against this infectious disease will only continue to increase.

”The Croatian vaccination campaign is ongoing and we expect that after people come back from their holidays that the interest in vaccinations will increase, upon return they will probably think about the responsibility they bear towards children going to school and kindergartens, as well as the elderly population. We hope that as responsible adults, we will increase our interest and get vaccinated,” concluded HZJZ epidemiologist Sanja Kurecic Filipovic.

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