The Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, stated yesterday that the country was not heading for a strict lock down as new cases of Covid infection continue to rise. Once again he called on citizens to get vaccinated, almost 51 percent of the adult population have been vaccinated and the figure of 70 percent seems a long way off.
“It is crystal clear that Croatia will not opt for a tight lockdown,” commented Plenkovic after a government session. And reiterated that the country has more than enough doses of the vaccine for everyone who is interested and urged people to get vaccinated.
The Croatian President, Zoran Milanovic, took a different route on the next stage of fighting the pandemic and said that Croatia should follow the Swedish approach. “The current rules no longer make sense and Croatia should follow the example of Sweden of managing the epidemic,” commented the President.
This however, was not an opinion shared by the Prime Minister who added that “The threat of the spread of the virus will be considerably lower, provided that people get vaccinated, comply with basic measures: wear masks, keep a social distance, and air rooms.”