The Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, held a press conference today to explain the current Covid-19 situation across the country. Yesterday, Croatia was ranked as red on the new European Centre for Disease Control Covid-19 map as new case number continue to climb on a daily basis. Today, 1,042 new cases of the virus were reported. And the Minister clearly blamed the recent rise of the people who still refuse to get vaccinated. Around 51 percent of the adult population in Croatia has been vaccinated.
“The key to success is in the hands of the unvaccinated, it depends on them whether all our efforts will fall into the water. Over 81 percent of newly infected cases of Covid-19 are unvaccinated. In the Split Hospital, over 93 percent of those hospitalized are unvaccinated. So don’t the numbers say it all? Over 90 percent, in some places 94 percent, are not vaccinated on ventilators. Mathematics is exact, you don't have to trust me, trust mathematics,” said the Minister of Health.
However, the unvaccinated didn’t seem to believe firstly the science so is there any hope that they will listen to the math? The Minister added that “Let's play this game of chance, let's save lives, I have to tell you that as your minister. As we have been announcing for some time, aware of the epidemiological situation, we are preparing two new measures that would introduce the use of the Covid digital certificate or proof of illness or vaccination into the health system. Several decisions are being prepared in the Ministry of Health,” announced Beroš.
When asked at the press conference if Covid certificates could be applied for people entering larger shopping centres the Minister answered “Every day we talk about this issue. In the general context, we are thinking about other departments as well. I think that the department of social welfare is also a sector where this should be introduced. The profession will decide on shopping malls,” he said.