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Use of face masks could be extended in Croatia

Written by  Jul 10, 2020

The director of the Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, in an interview with Nova TV, commented on the new epidemiological measures that are expected and said that all options are now being considered.

“The discussion was to limit the number of participants at weddings, but it is more likely that we will leave the number, but introduce a recommendation for all gatherings, weddings, communions, confirmations and set stricter measures. There would be an obligation to report the event to the Civil Protection Headquarters, if there are more than 100 people, and the Civil Protection will organize surveillance. There will also be some local inspections and monitoring as to whether the event and the participants are adhering to the prescribed measures,” commented Capak.

At the moment in Croatia it is only obligatory to wear a facemask on public transport, however the Civil Protection Directorate are considering widening that to all public places in light of the recent spike in new Covid-19 cases across the country.

“It was one of the main topics this morning and afternoon. For now, we have the obligation to wear masks only on public transport, and that could be extended to some other enclosed spaces, but we do not yet know which ones. Mostly those with a larger number of people where it is difficult to keep social distance,” added Capak.


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