Croatian PM: COVID Certificates Mandated Only to Protect People's Health

By 13 October 2021

ZAGREB, 13 October, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday the decision to make COVID certificates mandatory in health and social care was made solely to protect people's health.

"I think the decision to introduce COVID certificates in health and social care is logical and normal," he told the press.

Plenković was commenting on the fact that the Constitutional Court will rule if that decision by the national COVID-19 crisis management team is in line with the constitution, as confirmed by Court president Miroslav Šeparović yesterday.

As of 4 October, employees in the health and social care sectors, as well as some patients, must have a COVID certificate or undergo testing if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

That decision was made to protect the health of everyone working in those institutions as well as their residents and patients, said Plenković. "I think that's normal... And I think the principle of proportionality has been fully honoured."

"I don't know what the Constitutional Court will decide... However, questioning all decisions, including this one, is normal. And the only reason we adopt any epidemiological measure is the protection of our fellow citizens' health," he said, once again calling on those have not to get vaccinated.


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