He announced the extension of the validity of the current COVID certificate, whose current validity is nine months.
Božinović called for compliance with anti-epidemic rules such as social distancing, room airing and mask wearing.
Croatia’s 14-day incidence 143.4 per 100,000
The head of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), Krunoslav Capak, said that this week, the number of new coronavirus cases increased by 31.6% as against last week.
He added that currently, Croatia’s 14-day incidence was 143.4 per 100,000 population, and that broken down by county, Istria had the lowest incidence and Split-Dalmatia County the highest.
Of the 27 EU member-states, Croatia ranks 11th while Poland and Hungary have the lowest incidence. The current ranking is topped by France and Ireland.
As for the COVID-related mortality rate per million citizens, Croatia ranks 20th in the European Union. Capak said that Croatia would soon start providing booster doses to the most vulnerable groups.
He added that when it comes to children aged between 12 and 18, 10% of this age cohort has so far been vaccinated against coronavirus.
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