Decision on COVID Measures Valid Until 15 April to be Made on Thursday

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The measures we are applying are serious and we can discuss their application, but we can’t be satisfied with the epidemiological situation as the number of new infections is rising, Interior Minister Davor Božinović said at press conference.

“We will consider measures at national level and make a decision that will probably be in force until mid-April. We will follow the development of the epidemic. The measures can be changed even before 15 April, which will depend on how the coronavirus situation unfolds in the days ahead,” he said.

Božinović also said that some local response teams “don’t show sufficient enthusiasm” in enforcing COVID restrictions.

The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said the week-on-week rise in new coronavirus cases was 47%. “The current incidence is 399.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.”

The UK coronavirus variant has been detected in more than 80% of sequenced samples.

500,000 vaccine doses arriving in April

Asked what he would advise people who were going to Serbia to be vaccinated, Capak said the registration of vaccines at the European Medicines Agency provided a certain security as to a vaccine’s efficacy and safety.

“I wouldn’t advise people to be vaccinated with the Russian and Chinese vaccines until they are registered in the EU,” he said, adding that there was no guarantee for vaccines used in non-EU countries.

“I’d advise everyone to wait their turn. During April we will receive 500,000 vaccine doses, this week 121,000.”

Capak said more than 50% of the population would be vaccinated by summer, adding that the beginning of the vaccination of tourism workers was yet to be discussed.

Asked about criticisms from some counties that more vaccines would be distributed to tourist counties, Capak said account would be taken of a balanced distribution and that the average was 133.6 doses per 1,000 population.

Health Minister Vili Beroš said the epidemiological situation was not good and again called on citizens to adhere to the COVID measures.

For current coronavirus information specific to Croatia, including border and travel rules, as well as testing centres across the country, bookmark this page.


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