Slovenian Government Spokesperson: Croatia Could Find Itself on Red List!

Lauren Simmonds

The Slovenian Government will introduce a red list for those countries where the epidemiological situation has significantly worsened, and for all those who enter that country from countries that are on the red list, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 13th of August, 2020, Jelko Kacin, the spokesman of the Slovenian Government for coronavirus, stated that Croatia could very easily be end up on the Slovenian Government’s red list due to the large increase in the number of infected people, the Slovenian media reports. According to the media in Croatia’s neighbour to the north, Kacin is worried about the latest data from Croatia in regard to the number of newly infected people.

On Wednesday, Jelko Kacin told 24ur that the Croatian numbers could add to those infections that were recorded in Slovenia which were actually imported from Croatia, N1 reports.

“Then those Croatian numbers are much higher,” Kacin commented. The key fact is that they test less than us, he pointed out, adding that tourists do not trust the Croatian health care system and that they prefer to return to their homeland if they get sick during their vacation.

Kacin believes that this will certainly have negative consequences for Croatian tourism in the future. He added that Croatia “could quickly find itself on the red list” because there is too much contagion among tourists.

“It should be emphasised that a large percentage of Slovenes behave extremely responsibly even when on vacation,” the Slovenian Government spokesman said. However, he is worried about the data coming from Croatia in recent days.

“What saddens me is the fact that Croatia will change the law on infectious diseases, but only after August the 20th,” Kacin said. The holiday season will be over before the measures are actually implemented.

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