The Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who is in isolation due being positive to Covid-19, held a video link meeting with ministers this morning.
“Today we have 2,900 new cases of Covid-19 and 75 of our fellow citizens have died," said Minister of Health, Vili Beros. He added that there were 506 new cases in Zagreb, and 417 in the Split-Dalmatia County.
Krunoslav Capak, director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, said the new figures were not good, especially the number of hospitalized, deceased and those on ventilators.
"With the new measures, we tried to limit the number of contacts very significantly through measures related to people gathering. In parallel with the adoption of these measures, we are working intensively to increase the number of tests and PCR, and we have introduced the possibility of rapid antigen testing, it is extremely important to discover people positive for Covid-19 as soon as possible,” said Capak.
Capak also mentioned vaccination as the light at the end of the tunnel, saying that it is likely that the Pfizer vaccine, of which a million doses will arrive in Croatia in a million doses, will be registered first.
"We have a sufficient amount of vaccine for the entire population of Croatia. In the first place, we will start with health professionals and users and employees of nursing homes as the most vulnerable group," added Capak.
Davor Božinović, the Minister of the Interior, stated that the winter days are coming to Croatia and the colder temperatures will mean more and more people are spending time at home.
"People must be aware that being inside in non-ventilated spaces at this time of year contributes the most to the spread of coronavirus," Bozinovic warned.