Stricter Epidemiological Control in Croatian Shopping Centres and Cafes

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, despite the daily number of new cases of coronavirus infection approaching the five thousand mark, there are no vaccinations being carried out until Tuesday under the explanation that the interest is still weak, so mass vaccination points aren’t going to be in operation on weekends. At the same time, there is now an intensified monitoring of the implementation of epidemiological measures in force.

Donna Diana Prcic from RTL has found out how many fines and warnings have been issued since Monday across Croatian shopping centres, bars and cafes.

“The inspectors came to visit us once and everything we were doing was in accordance with the provisions, our tables were separated from each other, people were wearing their masks when indoors and so far there have been no problems,” said Ivan Udovic, the owner of a restaurant in Pula.

The epidemiological controls carried out by inspectors don’t appear to bother residents or tourists visiting various cities and controls have also been stepped up here in the capital. One of the Croatian shopping centres was recently paid a visit by inspectors.

“We went through everything point by point for four hours. They were interested in when the ventilation system in the centre was last cleaned. They were interested in whether all entrances have mandatory notices on the doors about the obligatory wearing of masks, whether we have disinfectants at each entrance, whether employees wear masks, how the covid police service is organised and so on,” said Marko Zupa, the communications manager of the shopping centre in question.

Just this week, the police had more work on their hands…

The Croatian police had to warn 147 individuals about not wearing masks, almost five times more than was the case last week. They also issued multiple fines, seven of them to be precise, and five others last week. Regarding violations of the decisions enforced by the Civil Protection Directorate, there were 7304 inspections and 16 violations were recorded. Civil Protection inspectors are also out in the field, and of the 1702 inspections they carried out, nine irregularities were found.

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