The head of the national COVID response team, Interior Minister Davor Božinović, said on Thursday that the epidemiological measures in force until midnight tonight would be extended, underscoring that the restrictions would not be tightened at the national level, but as necessary from county to county.
Speaking to the press after a meeting of the government’s Scientific Advisory Council, Božinović said that meeting mostly focused on the current situation with the spread of coronavirus.
County response teams, he added, will adopt stricter measures depending on the epidemiological situation which at the moment will not be ramped up at the national level.
He said that the situation varies from county to county, adding that currently Primorje-Gorski Kotar has the strictest measures.
Vaccines no longer doubtful in Croatia
Božinović announced that an additional 50 million doses of vaccines were arriving in the EU in the second quarter and he expressed hope that the number of doses for Croatia would not be brought into question.
He added that the experts had different opinions regarding school lessons but there is no reason now to change the decision for schools to go online as the number of those infected is not falling but actually increasing.
Asked what number would be required to ramp up restrictions according to the experts, Božinović said that some countries that introduced so-called traffic lights had tied their own hands in some situations.
“We are referring to trends here. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and applying measures on a county to county basis. I think that we won’t refrain from that approach as it has shown to be correct so far,” he underscored.