“Croatia has registered 6,136 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The percentage of those who tested positive is 40%, which shows that the epidemic is still raging, that the virus is spreading, that we, as a society, are not cautious enough, that we are not observing the epidemiological measures and that we have not achieved the vaccination rate which would in a way prevent the spreading of the virus,” Beroš told Croatian Radio.
He added that a share of the newly-infected would, over the next two to three weeks, end up in a hospital.
“The death toll in Croatia can also be expected to go up,” the health minister said, calling on Croatian citizens to get vaccinated.
He said the COVID certificate “does not mean freedom restriction, on the contrary, it increases freedom.”
“The only alternative is a hard lockdown,” Beroš said.
Asked about possible new, stricter measures, the minister said the national COVID-19 response team was analysing the situation on a daily basis and would act accordingly.