As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Vili Beros has stated that safety has no price, and that although costs can always be discussed, safety and security will always come before anything else.
”The process around covid certification is aimed at increasing safety, and safety like that has no price. We can talk about costs, but we will insist on safety above all. We’re planning to carry out testing twice a week. We don’t know what to do with those people who choose to refuse a test and also refuse vaccination. In order not to discriminate against anyone, we’ve introduced the possibility of testing.
It will be free at first, but it can’t be like that forever. If someone doesn’t want to be tested for the virus, then they will have to enter it in the records of their working hours and will not be able to attend work and will create a problem for the system and for themselves. I can’t talk about further actions at this moment in time, but everything will be done in accordance with the law,” Vili Beros pointed out.
“No responsible person should resort to forgery. As far as I know, there have been no forgeries within the Croatian healthcare system,” added the Health Minister.
Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic emphasised that covid certificates cannot be forged due to their specificities. Vili Beros repeated the fact that althoug he wants to avoid discrimination, he didn’t know how long the testing procedure would be free for healthcare workers who don’t want to be vaccinated against the virus.
“The funds for it been secured, but I can’t say what the amount is. It’s known that there is sick leave control, you have to have a justification for being off work if you’re too unwell, and not wanting to be tested is not yet included in the classification of those diseases,” he warned.
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