Croatian Interior Minister Announces Limitation of Movement for Older Persons

Lauren Simmonds

”There’s no reason at all to worry, except about this part where we must first and foremost protect older people so that we don’t get in a situation in which we end up overloading our health system,” said the Croatian Interior Minister.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 17th of March, 2020, the Croatian Interior Minister, Davor Bozinovic, commented during a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters on which powers the headquarters would have.

The latest press conference which covers the decisions which have now officially been passed and adopted by Parliament can be read by clicking here.

”As Health Minister Beros said, we can announce a decision that will try to limit the movement of older people, that is, to make sure that they don’t leave their apartments or houses without urgent need to do so. This is a job we will start with immediately,” the minister said, presenting new information on violations of self-isolation, the punishments/fines for breaking self-isolation can be read here.

“Secondly, we’ll tighten control as we’ve already done when it comes to people properly adhering to self-isolation rules. To date, the system has received 533 such notices, and 93 people violating this decision have been identified and will be sanctioned,” Bozinovic said.

“It’s important to bear in mind here that the economic activities of the state, not only those here in Croatia, must not stop, but they must be carried out in such a way that they don’t contribute to the spread of the virus, and at the same time, they must function, and we’ll also do all we can in order to keep those activities going. There’s no reason to worry, except in this part where we must first and foremost protect our older people so that we don’t end up getting into the situation of overburdening our health system,” noted the Croatian Interior Minister.

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