Minister Bozinovic: No Indications that Some Measures Should be Tightened, But Always Possible

Daniela Rogulj

June 19, 2020 – On Dnevnik Nova TV, Davor Bozinovic revealed how the National Civil Protection Headquarters will react in case the number of coronavirus patients in Croatia continues to grow, but also whether strict measures will be introduced again.

“You know we have always said that with measures we balance between economic activities and the protection of life. There are currently no indications that some measures should be tightened, but this is always a possibility. We will see in which direction this hotspot is going,” he said on T.portal.

He says citizens are not recommended to travel outside the country, unless necessary. “If you travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and other countries in the region, there really must be a reason, and you shouldn’t go for something you can do without. We have long noted that cross-border movement carries risks. As far as tourists are concerned, we have prescribed all measures in catering and tourism,” says Bozinovic.

Asked whether the measures at the borders will be tightened, Bozinovic said that there is no need for that at the moment because there have been no tourists in Croatia in recent days. He added that tourists fill in the data in the application for tourists coming to Croatia.

“We have opened a headquarters in Zadar and Split that deals with security in the coastal areas,” he said, adding that in the event of an outbreak, they would react promptly. “I am sure we have, and if we don’t, we will have the answer to every challenge,” said Davor Bozinovic.

When it comes to weddings and larger celebrations, Bozinovic says that if everyone adhered to all the prescribed measures, there would be no need to talk about whether it will be possible to hold large celebrations normally. He revealed that the arrival of citizens from third countries would not be allowed soon. “We will certainly not go for liberalization in the foreseeable future. The European Commission has issued recommendations. We will see the epidemiological situation,” concluded the Chief of the National Headquarters. 

Asked whether all citizens, including those in self-isolation, will be allowed to go to the parliamentary elections and fulfill their civic duty, Davor Bozinovic said that epidemiologists would make recommendations for those people as well. “But I wouldn’t prejudge the numbers or whether there will be any. There is communication between the DIP and the Headquarters,” he said.

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