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Croatia contemplating extending use of Covid certificates

Written by  Oct 20, 2021

"There is no plan to expand the EU's digital COVID certificates, but we will soon start talking about it," Krunoslav Capak, director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, announced yesterday after a session of the Scientific Council of the Croatian Government.

He referred to the fact that Western European countries are very widely and increasingly using COVID certificates as a kind of relative pressure to vaccinate non-vaccinated people, because those who have been vaccinated have certain advantages in using certain services, such as cultural institutions, restaurants and the like.

“It is very likely that we will talk about it soon. I would say that the introduction of COVID certificates in the health and social care system has succeeded, "Capak said.

As of this week, 70 percent of nurses and technicians and 88 percent of medical doctors have been vaccinated with at least one dose, and hospital directors say there are no major difficulties with testing. It is not yet specified what the application of the EU digital COVID-19 certificate will be extended to.

Some of the members of the Scientific Council and epidemiologists mostly refer to the experiences of European countries, but with the caveat that it is decided by the Civil Protection Headquarters.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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