Today was a record day in Croatia in terms of the number of new coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic - 748. So far, 334 people have died. The state leadership is worried about the spread of the infection. Zagreb and Split are still leading in the number of new cases.
Although a portion of the public reacts extremely sharply to the new restrictions, Minister of Health Vili Beroš said the measures have been introduced for health reasons. He warned that although the number of infected was expected to increase with the approach of autumn, the extremely large number of infected is cause for worry.
“On the 233rd day since the appearance of the coronavirus in the Republic of Croatia, 748 new cases of SARS Cov2 infection were recorded. We are monitoring a certain growth that worries us but is not surprising, considering the situation in the country and surrounding area,” said Beroš.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković directly addressed a certain age group from today's Government cabinet session.
“A special message to the youth: We are aware that this pandemic diminishes your social life, your habits and your wishes, and I know that it hasn't been easy all these months. However, despite this, I believe that from the side of the youth, it is important to respect measures and in that manner protect members of your household, parents, grandmothers and grandfathers,” said the Prime Minister.
The public has sharply reacted to measures.
“The headquarters has adopted a total of ten new decisions, the most important of which is the decision to limit public gatherings, where a limit on gatherings in the open and closed spaces has been introduced when more than 50 people have been invited. Organizers of other public gatherings must request approval five days in advance from the responsible county civil protection headquarters,” said the Head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Interior Minister Davor Božinović.
“Measures should be understood as a personal responsibility. Namely, these measures were surely not adopted to limit someone's rights. That is not the reason. Measures were only adopted to protect the health and lives of Croatian citizens,” noted Minister of Health Vili Beroš.