PM Plenkovic: I believe Slovenia will differentiate between Croatian counties

PM Plenkovic: I believe Slovenia will differentiate between Croatian counties

PM Plenkovic: I believe Slovenia will differentiate between Croatian counties Izvor: Marko Prpic/PIXSELL

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday after meeting with his Slovenian counterpart Janez Jansa that he believes Slovenia will differentiate between counties in Croatia based on the number of people infected with the coronavirus.

"I believe that together with the relevant authorities they too will approach the matter by differentiating between counties on the basis of the number of people infected," Plenkovic said after meeting with Jansa on the margins of the 15th Bled Strategic Forum.

Plenkovic said that Slovenia is closely monitoring the daily situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Croatia and is aware that counties like Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Lika-Senj have a relatively small number of people infected, even after the total number has increased at state level.

"I believe that they will make that distinction," said Plenkovic.

Slovenia put Croatia on its red list in mid-August, introducing mandatory quarantine for anyone entering Slovenia from Croatia.

Plenkovic also had a bilateral meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban has announced that Hungary will be closing its borders to all foreigners as of Tuesday. Hungarian citizens returning home will have to spend two weeks in isolation and have at least two negative Covid-19 test results.

The main reason for the ramped up measures in Hungary, Slovenia and Austria is the start of the school year which begins one week earlier than in Croatia, Plenkovic underlined.

"In a way that was expected. We managed to delay their measures as much as possible until the end of August so that Croatia's tourism season could be as good as possible," he added and concluded that not one country wanted to have restrictions in force for too long.

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