New measures for schools and sports from midnight
ZAGREB, January 29 (Hina) – New epidemiological measures for schools and sports will come into effect from midnight, the head of the national COVID response team Davor Božinović said on Friday, adding that he hoped that the owners of reception places and gymnasiums would not resort to demonstrations because they would remain in confinement.
Compared to the previous decision, now all elementary school students will return to face-to-face classes and sports activities will be allowed outdoors, in swimming pools and in sports balls. However, the fitness centers and reception areas will remain closed.
Addressing a regular COVID press conference, Božinović said he hoped there would be no protests from the owners of hospitality venues and gymnasiums and that they would not open their doors on February 1 as announced.
“I don’t see that anything has changed in terms of solidarity. No one in the world has found a recipe for the hospitality industry. In the EU, these facilities have been closed since October, ”said Božinović.
Caution is advised due to new variants of the virus and complications that have arisen in obtaining vaccines.
New measures will be discussed before February 15 if the trend continues to be favorable and continues to decline and new strains of the virus do not appear.
The head of the Public Health Institute, Krunoslav Capak, said Croatia has used nearly 80,000 doses of the vaccine and so far 409 complaints about side effects from Pfizer’s vaccine and 11 from Moderna’s vaccine have been reported. been filed.
He added that the AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be approved by the EU today and that by the end of February Croatia is expected to receive 156,158 doses in three installments.
“Croatia has reserved 900,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine which are taken as a single dose,” added Capak.
Capak said the restrictive measures introduced have slowed the emergence of seasonal flu and that no cases have yet been recorded.