ZAGREB, June 27, 2020 – Social Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Niksa Vukas said on Saturday that Public Health Institute director Krunoslav Capak (HDZ), a member of the national COVID-19 crisis management team, should deal with his profession, not politics.
Vukas was responding to Capak’s statement earlier today that by deciding to self-isolate, the SDP’s Rajko Ostojic was insulting epidemiologists.
He told reporters the crisis management team was not doing its job but campaigning for the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union). “Three months ago, every contact went into self-isolation, now a person who has been in contact with an infected person and self-isolates of their own accord is an enemy.”
The president of the SDP’s health council, Danko Vrdoljak, said the current spike in infections was the result of the crisis management team’s incomprehensible recommendations because people did not know how to behave.
The SDP’s public health coordinator, Sasa Srica, again called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to self-isolate because he was in close contact with an infected person.
He said the crisis management team should realise that the HDZ’s election rallies were pandemic hotspots as they drew many people who did not keep a distance.