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New regulations in Croatia for self-isolation

By  Sep 21, 2020

Self-isolation in Croatia has been shortened from 14 days to 10 days. The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, spoke on N1 television about the announced changes regarding the testing and isolation of coronavirus patients.

It will be confirmed in a new document that from now on the isolation will last for 10 days instead of the previous 14. "If a person does not have a temperature and symptoms for 24 hours, they can come out of isolation. Exceptions are severe cases," Capak said.

He added that the criteria for testing will not change significantly, except for pupils and students in dormitories as well as for those persons who go to schools and colleges of medical type, who will be treated as medical staff. "Priority groups are the elderly and those who work with them," added Capak.

Capak also said that today's lower number of new cases is a consequence of fewer tests on weekends.

"It's not a real number, we'll have more tomorrow. But for two weeks in a row we have a downward trend in the number of patients and we hope that trend will continue," Capak told N1.

 

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