ZAGREB, July 14, 2020 – Everyone in the Ministry of Science and Education who was tested on Tuesday for the coronavirus has proved to be negative but they will remain in self-isolation until July 22 as a precautionary measure, Minister Blazenka Divjak posted on her Facebook profile.
“All of us in the ministry who were tested today are negative for the coronavirus,” Divjak wrote and added that as a precautionary measure they would remain in self-isolation until July 22.
Epidemiologists will continue to determine contacts and prescribe measures for the ministry’s employees if they deem that to be necessary, added Divjak.
Ministry officials were instructed today to self-isolate and urgently be tested for the coronavirus after the ministry state secretary tested positive.
Minister Divjak posted earlier that she is currently working from home and that all processes and preparations for the next school and academic year were continuing according to plan.
“There is no doubt that just like we managed to launch remote learning overnight, the ministry will manage to work remotely for just over a week. This is, after all, a peaceful transitional period,” she wrote, calling on everyone to be responsible and cautious towards themselves and others.
Referring to unofficial sources, the media today reported that the ministry’s state secretary had attended a wedding party in Zadar, where some people had previously been identified to have caught the coronavirus. After returning to Zagreb she did not undergo a test or go into self-isolation and in the meantime attended a staff meeting of the ministry’s officials and other meetings.