18:12 / 29.01.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Validity period for Covid certificates to change, isolation to be shortened

The coronavirus

The coronavirus

Foto: Dusko Jaramaz/ Igor Kralj / PIXSELL

There were 15,416 new cases of coronavirus infection in Croatia today, 9,904 people were positive in PCR tests, and 5,512 in rapid antigen tests. The number of positive PCR tests is 7.5% lower than last Saturday. The number of active cases in Croatia today is 66,152.

Among them, 1,936 patients are in hospital, of which 183 are on respirators. 41 people have died.


Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 929,502 people infected with the new coronavirus have been recorded, of which 13,731 died and a total of 849,619 recovered, of which 10,462 in the last 24 hours.


There are currently 42,641 people in self-isolation.


To date, a total of 4,214,500 people have been tested, of which 19,485 in the last 24 hours.


Up to January 28, 2022, 5,089,784 doses of vaccine have been consumed, and 56.51% of the total population and 67.25% of the adult population have been vaccinated. On January 28, 2022, 9,096 doses of vaccine were consumed, of which 945 people were vaccinated with the first dose. Up to January 28, 2022, 2,293,314 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose, of which 2,203,933 people had completed vaccination (2,007,945 people vaccinated with two doses and 195,988 people vaccinated with the Jannsen vaccine), which makes 64,79% of the adult population.


New measures


Members of the National Civil protection headquarters and epidemiologists discussed epidemiological measures at a meeting. It was decided to extend the existing measures until the end of February. The rules for COVID certificates are changing. From February 1, for those vaccinated with two doses, they will be valid for 270 days. There was also talk of shortening self-isolation.


“This will be regulated by the Croatian Institute of Public Health recommendations that will be adopted soon, but we are thinking in the direction of shortening the quarantine for all vaccinated and unvaccinated to seven days and shortening the isolation for sick people with mild or moderate symptoms of the disease to 5 days, with a condition for exiting isolation to be having no symptoms for 24 hours and to get a rapid antigen test. For other unvaccinated people, it remains as before,” said Krunoslav Capak, the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.


“From February 1st, COVID digital certificates will be issued for those who have completed primary vaccination, valid for 270 days, so far they have been valid for 365 days. Nothing changes with PCR, 72 hours after testing. As far as rapid antigen tests are concerned, it will be possible to cross the border with such a test, if no more than 24 hours have passed since getting the test. When it comes to getting sick, 180 days after getting sick,” said Minister Davor Božinović.


Source: HRT


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