18:32 / 02.08.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

29 new coronavirus cases in Croatia

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic

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In the past 24 hours, 29 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Croatia and three people have died. Interior Minister and head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Davor Božinović, confirmed that the numbers are growing, which is understandable given the large number of tourists. He believes that epidemiological measures have achieved results. In Zagreb, Covid testing is being organized at clinics for tourists. 

The peak of the tourist season is inseparable from the risk of a growing number of newly infected people. This growth was confirmed by the Interior Minister Davor Božinović.


“Considering the number of guests that are arriving, which is actually a record, which is above the expectations of numerous people in tourism, it is no surprise that the number of newly infected is growing, however they are not growing dramatically,” said Božinović.


He believes that the epidemiological measures in force have had an effect, emphasizing that local headquarters have the responsibility of deciding on events and gatherings of a larger number of people.


Božinović was asked why vaccination certificates will not be needed at the ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Storm liberation operation.


“We are convinced that there will be no challenges here in terms of new outbreaks, considering the fact that the working group, in which the Croatian Institute of Public Health is taking part, has developed all details of the program,” said Minister Božinović.


The situation is especially good in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which is in the green epidemiological zone. 185 thousand guests stay in Kvarner every day, and can get tested at 57 locations.


Meanwhile, tourists in Zagreb can get tested at a clinic for tourists.


“This is sort of a hybrid Covid-tourist clinic, which does quick antigen tests from 8am to 11am; from 8am to 4pm it is a motorist clinic available to tourists regardless of whether or not Covid is in question. Till now we've had Italians, people from Austria, Slovenia and locals who are planning to travel somewhere,” said Doctor Ana Mašić, the coordinator of the Covid clinic at the Central Zagreb Health Care Centre.


Source: HRT


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