Plenkovic on Easing Measures in Croatia: Citizens Should be Rewarded

By 10 February 2021
Plenkovic on Easing Measures in Croatia: Citizens Should be Rewarded
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February 10, 2021 - Andrej Plenkovic spoke about possibly easing measures in Croatia, saying that the Government will present several possible options on Thursday. 

After the HDZ presented Davor Filipovic as a candidate for mayor of Zagreb, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic also commented on the possible easing of epidemiological measures.

"I think that under these circumstances we should reward our fellow citizens who have shown a great deal of patience and responsibility. We are thinking about several possible steps that we will present to the government tomorrow," said Plenkovic, as reported by N1.

It should be reminded that the presence of the UK COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in Croatia. Whether this will affect the easing of measures, a member of the government's Scientific Council, Ozren Polasek, explained to N1.

"Certainly, we all want to think about giving in because now we understand the psychological and economic cost of this situation in which such measures are in force. I was hoping we would go in that direction. However, the emergence of these strains and the situation from other European countries does not give us much hope, but this is not the end of the world. We are currently in a good situation, and today we discussed how to keep it, regardless of the environment and the fact that a new variant was confirmed today, which was probably with us before. Still, today we have definite confirmation that it is expanding with us," said Polašek.

Asked whether they will ease the existing epidemiological measures, Minister Vili Beroš said today that there is no unambiguous answer to this question and that it will be discussed further. He thinks that individual decisions based on the epidemiological situation will be made in the coming days.

"We will base our decisions on epidemiological data and common sense. We all agree that measures should not be further tightened, but relaxation should be considered very carefully. I think we will make certain decisions that will be based on the situation in the coming days," Beros said.

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