New Decision on Masks in Croatia: Digital Covid Certificate Areas are Mask Free

New Decision on Masks in Croatia: Digital Covid Certificate Areas are Mask Free

July 2, 2021 - Chief of the Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Božinović announced a new decision on masks in Croatia for people in digital Covid certificate areas. 

In the last 24 hours, 92 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 544, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia announced on Friday morning.

Among them, 139 patients are in hospital, of which 13 are on a respirator. Compared to yesterday, there are no new patients on the respirator. Three people died.

The Chief of the Civil Protection Headquarters and Deputy Prime Minister Davor Božinović announced at a press conference that a new decision had been made on the use of masks, reports

"Protective masks, medical masks will not have to be worn in all circumstances when there are people in the area who have a digital Covid certificate. Digital Covid certificates will be a substitute for wearing face masks in more and more situations. Specifically, at our next press conference, with us on one side and you on the other, we will have digital Covid certificates, and we will hold the conference without masks," said Božinović.

The director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic, Alemka Markotić, also called on the citizens to get vaccinated so that our hospitals would not be full again.

“Although there are not many patients in our hospitals, we have seen a lot in the last year and a half, and we do not want to see it again, but we could again. There are two reasons why such images from hospitals could be viewed again. First, the Delta Variant is spreading rapidly, and second, the population has not been vaccinated enough. If we take the United Kingdom and their 48 percent, we will see that it is insufficient. We are faced with a choice of vaccination, or the zimmer frei will remain free, children will be in online classes, the elderly will be closed off, and we will refill hospitals and cemeteries. Let’s not be cowards; let’s lend a shoulder for those two little jabs. If we get vaccinated, we can have a normal life," concluded Markotić.

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