The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, was a guest on the HRT Daily and spoke about the epidemiological situation in Croatia and vaccination, reports Jutarnji list.
Today is the 384th day since the beginning of the epidemic in Croatia, and the numbers are higher than last week.
“Apart from the newly infected, today there are 855 patients who are hospitalized, which is 50 more than yesterday, in the last 24 hours 92 people were hospitalized. This indicates that the virus is around us and that we all need to be careful together. It is extremely important to follow the basic measures because these are factors that can prevent the spread of the epidemic. In the context of the upcoming tourist season, this is exactly what needs to be constantly mentioned. We are all responsible for what will happen tomorrow,” warned Beroš.
Asked whether there will be a new tightening of measures if the number of newly infected continues to grow, Beroš said that this will be done at the local level, citing the Dubrovnik-Neretva County as an example.
“We will think more about local action depending on the epidemiological situation, than about measures that would apply to the whole of Croatia,” said Beroš.
When it comes to vaccinations in Croatia, 328 thousand doses of vaccine have been used so far, and 257 thousand citizens have been vaccinated.
“56.7 percent of these doses are for those in the second vaccination group, i.e. the elderly and the chronically ill. The Croatian health care system is able to vaccinate even more, but we are limited by the quantities of vaccines coming to Croatia that are less than what was agreed and expected. The Prime Minister and everyone else are making efforts to respond to these challenges,” said Beroš.