Plenkovic Discusses New Measures as COVID-19 Cases in Croatia Rise

Daniela Rogulj



November 8, 2020 – The latest on COVID-19 in Croatia, as Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic discusses new measures with the Civil Protection Headquarters. reports that in the last 24 hours, 2543 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is 15,678.

Among them, 1396 patients are in hospital, of which 145 are on a ventilator. Forty-two people died. This is the second day in a row that most deaths have occurred in one day since the beginning of the epidemic.

A meeting, including the Prime Minister and members of the Headquarters, was held today. Among others, Krunoslav Capak, Alemka Markotić, Minister Vili Beroš, and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković participated.

Plenković said that new measures were being considered and that talks would be held with the Minister of Education and the Minister of Labor.

“The basic restrictions that exist will continue to apply from tomorrow at midnight until further notice. The situation is serious,” he said.

“The Headquarters has announced that it will extend all existing measures tomorrow, and new measures will be considered,” Plenković said, adding that he would first talk to Minister Fuchs.

“Recommendations for working from home will also be considered,” the prime minister added and said that the Headquarters would start with regular press conferences, which will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

“Starting tomorrow at 11 am, the Civil Protection Headquarters will return with press conferences on Monday, Wednesday, Friday,” he added.

He added that the Dubrava Hospital events were not good, talking about power outages and vandalism, and added that he believed the situation would change with the new hospital management.

“I expect the new management of the hospital, which will take office next week, will put it all together,” Plenković said.

He said that Milanović’s latest comments are pathetic and miserable. “Maybe someone will write ‘Enough’ on the covers tomorrow,” he added.

“For every insult, they will get an answer; for every lie, they will get an answer. As inappropriate as that is, it’s right,” he concluded.

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