Health Minister Vili Beroš (L) Deputy PM and Interior Minister Davor Božinović (R) (Photo: Davorin Visnjic/PIXSELL) Health Minister Vili Beroš (L) Deputy PM and Interior Minister Davor Božinović (R) (Photo: Davorin Visnjic/PIXSELL)

The National Civil Protection Directorate announced on Wednesday that it would not be rescinding any of the existing measures ahead of schedule, noting that the now clearly visible downward trend does not warrant easing restrictions.

This means that all cafes, bars and restaurants will remain closed. Industry leaders from Istra County slammed the decision on Wednesday, saying they are being forced into bankruptcy by the draconian measures. Many note that government aid is well short of their fixed monthly expenses, adding that it is unclear to them why officials are insisting on a complete lockdown when it is clear that this will force them to close their businesses and create a wave of unemployment.

Meanwhile, the National Civil Protection Directorate has adopted new measures for persons entering Croatia to transport humanitarian aid to earthquake affected areas: “These persons will be given entry by the directorate, which means they won't require a negative test result,” said the head of the directorate, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Davor Božinović.

Source: HRT