November 28, 2021

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Coronavirus: Croats protest mandatory coronavirus for civil servants

On Wednesday, Croatia recorded the highest daily number of new cases of coronavirus, as 7,315 people tested positive.

On Thursday, for the fourth day in a row, hundreds of Croats protested in the capital Zagreb and in several other cities against the mandatory covidbass, which will have to be proven by civil servants from Monday. And AFP reported that they recently recorded record numbers of injuries in Croatia.

new measures

Earlier this month, the Croatian government introduced new restrictive measures aimed at slowing the rapid spread of the virus. Croatia is one of the countries in Europe with a very low vaccination rate.

From Monday, November 15, the obligation to prove a certificate of vaccination, a coronavirus test or a negative test will apply to all civil servants, including those working in education. So far, this measure has only been applied to social and health workers, according to AFP.

Several hundred gathered, Thursday, in the center of Zagreb in front of government buildings. Some of them carried lanterns and posters that read “No vaccinated people may not be released” or “Freedom of choice.”

Similar protests have erupted in the country since Monday in about 30 cities. People organize them through social networks.

The largest daily number of new cases

On Wednesday, Croatia recorded the highest daily number of new cases of coronavirus, when 7,315 people were confirmed to be infected.

In Croatia, which has a population of about 4.2 million, only about 45 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Among the European Union countries, only Romania and Bulgaria have lower vaccination rates, according to AFP.

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Since the beginning of the epidemic, according to the World Health Organization, more than 514,000 cases and nearly 9,700 related deaths have been recorded in Croatia.