The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, told Dnevnik Nova TV that anti-epidemic measures are continuously intensifying.
"It's the same now after these few cases in nightclubs. Inspections went to Zrce, Makarska and Vodice. People mostly stick to the measures, but these are places where people hang out. A few people from Germany, Austria and Slovenia reported that they became infected in Croatia and were in those clubs. Then we talk to the owner of the establishment where the person was and see if he had contacts. It is important to react quickly," said Krunoslav Capak.
As for weddings, Capak says we haven’t had any new weddings lately that would be a source of infection, reports N1.
He also commented on the crowds on the beaches, where the distance is almost impossible. "We have prescribed measures and it is important to keep a distance. The space is open so it is not very risky, but there is a risk. The distance should be kept, except for those people you know," Capak recalls.
Regarding the possible introduction of penalties against those who do not adhere to the measure or do not wear protective masks, he notes that the Headquarters is always on the side of education and warning.
"Punishment works for resistance and has never brought good. Where necessary measures will be tightened. Does a police officer have the authority to force you to put on a mask? I wouldn't know, I'm not a lawyer, but there are inspections that deal with it," he says.
"Everything will be harder to control in the autumn, we will certainly make new decisions," added Capak.
Asked if the Headquarters is still considering the introduction of penalties, Capak replied: "It is considered as an extreme measure, if necessary we will make such a decision. I consider our epidemiological situation good, we need to pay attention to places where people gather more. it will be all the harder to control and we will certainly have to make new decisions, regarding masks, social distance, and behaviour indoors,” concluded Capak.