Prof Alemka Markotic: Results of Measures Should be Visible in 2-3 Weeks

Lauren Simmonds

Lauren Simmonds
Lauren Simmonds

Lauren Simmonds

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 21st of November, 2020, the director of Zagreb’s ”Dr. Fran Mihaljevic” Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Prof Alemka Markotic, was a guest on Dnevnik Nova TV where she commented on Croatia’s new measures to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.

She says the first results of the new measures are expected in two to three weeks

“The first results of these new measures should become visible by then. If the numbers don’t fall, then all options are to be considered. If we manage to all pull together we believe that with these newly introduced measures we’ll see an improvement. The measures can’t do anything on their own if people don’t adhere to them,” Prof Alemka Markotic said.

Prof Alemka Markotic: We’re worried about the increase in the number of dead and sick people

In addition, she added that the National Civil Protection Headquarters is concerned about the increase in the number of sick and dead people.

“We’re worried about the increase in the number of sick and dead people. Especially since spring is far away. The winter period is on its way and we expect to have to fight this virus for the next two to three months. Everything is being done with different measures and with the exchange of knowledge on how best to treat and take care of patients,” added Prof Alemka Markotic.

She stated that this is a continuous process. “We’re trying to do everything in our power to reduce these trends [of the virus],” she added.

She noted that about 4,000 healthcare workers have now successfully recovered from coronavirus and that there are thoughts about reducing the number of days people need to spend in isolation

Prof Alemka Markotic also revealed how, when the isolation period was shortened to 10 days, a dose of risk was also taken, but also how now they are thinking about shortening this period even more.

“What Croatia did back in September to reduce the isolation period down to ten days has also been done by many countries over the last month,” Markotic said, adding that a dose of risk was taken into account in regard to this move.

“One study and review analysis of more than 5,000 people showed that, regardless of the amount of virus particles, after 9 days from the onset of the disease, the virus can no longer cause infection, it ceases to be infectious,” Markotic explained, adding that this is very good news indeed.

“Further studies are needed, so we’re thinking and discussing reducing it to even less days, but with additional testing implied. This is being discussed at several levels across Europe. We assume that some common recommendations for all European countries could be made,” concluded Prof Alemka Markotic.

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