Prime Minister Andrej Plenković once again dismissed calls to enter self-isolation after yet another Covid-19 case was confirmed from the Adria Tour tennis tournament he attended last weekend in Zadar.
Following two negative test results, Croatia's Goran Ivanišević tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. The former tennis player and Adria Tour Zadar director announced on social media that he was not currently experiencing any symptoms and was in self-isolation.
"Unfortunately, after two negative tests in the last 10 days, I just found out the results of today's third test and it is positive for COVID-19. I feel good and have no symptoms. I want to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I am COVID-positive and ask them to take all necessary steps to protect themselves and their loved ones. I will continue to self-isolate as I have been doing already. I wish everyone who got infected a speedy recovery," Ivanišević wrote on Instagram.
The prime minister was tested earlier this week and the results were negative. He said he was in constant contact contact with health experts and that he saw no reason to either get tested again or enter self-isolation, saying his interaction with the players at the tournament was very brief.
Alemka Markotić, the head of the Infectious Disease Clinic in Zagreb, agreed:
"As far as I am aware, Mr. Ivanišević was tested three times. The tennis tournament was on Saturday, and that is when the contact occurred. Mr. Ivanišević tested negative for the virus two days later. Therefore, only the people who were in contact with Ivanišević over the past two days will be contacted by epidemiologists. According to existing directives and everything we know about testing procedures around the world, nobody who was in contact with him at the tennis tournament are in any danger of contracting the virus," she said.
The second leg of the Adria Tour held last weekend in Zadar has seen several ATP stars test positive for the novel coronavirus, including world number one and event organizer Novak Đoković of Serbia, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, and Croatian national team player Borna Ćorić.
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