Croatian Government Meeting Today: Are Cafes and Restaurants Due to Open?

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, today, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will hold a session with the Scientific Council of the Croatian Government, at which, among other things, the possiblity of easing the country’s current anti-epidemic measures on February the 15th will be discussed. First of all, this will be of enormous interest to caterers and those working in the wider hospitality sector, who have been calling for weeks to be allowed to work, or to at least serve food and drinks on their outdoor terraces.

Namely, the Croatian Government and the National Civil Protection Headquarters announced earlier that the current measures could be relaxed next Monday, if the positive trends that Croatia currently has continue, and that means a continued significant drop in the number of people suffering from the novel coronavirus.

However, exactly what measures should be relaxed and by how much is still very much unknown with a lot of speculation circulating, and many European countries are gradually lifting some of their own restrictions, but it should be noted that these are restrictions that Croatia didn’t even have, such as a curfew.

However, the revolt in Croatia due to the measures is becoming more and more pronounced, and among those who are especially dissatisfied are business and enterprise owners, especially caterers, who protested last week in Zagreb, claiming that their issue isn’t with the protection of public health during the pandemic, but a plethora of other political problems which face business owners.

Croatian epidemiologists and indeed those from across the world, on the other hand, are constantly warning of new mutated strains of the novel coronavirus that have appeared and are calling for caution to be properly looked at at the scheduled Croatian Government meeting.

Just this morning, reports emerged that the new British variant of the novel coronavirus, referred to as VOC-202012/01 (also known as lineage B.1.1.7, 20I/501Y.V1), has now been identified in Croatia, despite all of the attempts to keep it out. How this piece of sad news will affect what is decided at today’s Croatian Government meeting is yet to be seen.

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