Beros says ‘Covid situation is good’ but warns ‘gatherings may worsen it’

NEWS 10.08.2021 18:30
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Source: Kristina Stedul Fabac/PIXSELL

Health Minister Vili Beros said on Tuesday the Covid situation in Croatia was good, with 246 new cases today, but warned that certain gatherings and events could lead to a deterioration, calling on people to comply with the rules and get vaccinated.

Speaking to the press in Rijeka, he said everyone should be aware of the fact that the arrival of many tourists increased the Covid risk, so he called for avoiding bigger and unsupervised gatherings.

“That’s why vaccination, alongside complying with the measures and the Covid certificates, which many are criticising, but the whole world is going in that direction, are the guarantee that we can continue to ensure a good epidemiological situation.”

Beros said he expected an increase in new cases after last Sunday’s Sinjska Alka tournament.

As for the next European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Covid map, he said he was confident that Croatia “will remain in the orange zone for some time yet.”

“We must be wise and smart enough and think about our behavior, without exception, to keep this state of affairs,” he added.

Asked if Covid certificates would be required for big events scheduled for this month, Beros said epidemiologists would decide. “I’m aware that many are criticising them, I’m aware that they are not the best or the optimal instrument, but it’s the best we have at the moment.”

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