Krunoslav Capak Warns Against Organisation of Weddings in Herzegovina

Lauren Simmonds


As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 21st of August, 2020, the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, called on young people who have been in nightclubs to avoid contact with the elderly when they returned home.

”We’ve introduced a few measures in regard to clubs, and we have news from the field that says they’re good. But there are also young people who go on to cafes and restaurants after clubs, which can be in operation for longer, which isn’t good,” said Krunoslav Capak.

He warned that some weddings are being moved and organised in Herzegovina due to the measures placed on weddings in Croatia, and that that must absolutely be avoided at all costs.

”Weddings there are cheaper in big salons. This should be avoided. We intend to gather the heads of local headquarters together and come to an agreement in which they adopt those measures issued by the National Civil Protection Headquarters in terms of restricting the work of some facilities and restricting family gatherings,” explained Krunoslav Capak.

He believes that a good balance has been struck between the anti-epidemic measures and tourism. He expects the season to continue for a few more weeks. “The measures are good and most tourists feel safe,” Capak said.

Journalists were interested in how many cases of infection are associated with the feast of the Assumption and Alka in Sinj.

“I was told from local headquarters that there are two infected people in the continental part of the country who don’t know where they got infected, and they were at Alka in Sinj,” Krunoslav Capak said.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that the decision on the tourist season was political. Journalists asked Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic what other politically motivated decisions were made by the National Civil Protection Headquarters.

”There are no such decisions. Tourism is an important branch in Croatia, but we opened on the basis of scientific data that the virus isn’t so dangerous in the summer, which is reflected in the clinical picture of patients. It was an epidemiological assessment that it was possible to open up. When you have low numbers for days and tourism as the main economic branch, then it’s only logical,” said Bozinovic.

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