According to the Crisis Team, cafes are still prohibited from serving indoors and can only serve seated guests. Mask wearing indoors has not been canceled either, MTI writes.
During the past 24 hours, 139 new infections were identified, bringing the number of people infected with the new type of coronavirus to more than 361,000 since the outbreak began. No one has died from complications from the disease caused by the Covid-19 virus, which has left 8,233 deaths from the epidemic. The hospital accommodates 110 patients, nine of whom are on ventilators.
In Croatia of just over four million, 1,569,371 people have been vaccinated so far, 38.7 percent of those eligible, of whom 1,334,004 have already received the second dose.
The sea is under risk rating
According to the Croatian newspapers, it appears that the government fears that the epidemic will spread again due to the low vaccinations and that the tourist season may end in mid-August, as it did last year. As of Thursday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has put the entire Croatian coast at risk, just one step away from being included in its list of severely affected areas marked in red.
The free test will end in Slovenia
In neighboring Slovenia, 56 new infections were checked by Thursday, bringing the number of infected people identified since the beginning of the epidemic to more than 257 thousand. And no one has died in the past 24 hours due to complications from the virus, leaving 4,750 deaths. Of those infected with the coronavirus, 32 are in hospital, ten of whom are in the intensive care unit.
In Slovenia, which has a population of more than 2 million, 85,501 have been vaccinated so far, 705,588 of them are already in the second dose. This is 41 percent and 36 percent of the vaccinated population, respectively.
Like Croatia, the vaccination process in Slovenia has slowed down significantly.
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa said at a press conference on Thursday that since there is enough vaccine and vaccination is free, testing will soon be free. There’s no exact date yet, but the free screening will likely end in mid-August.
In Slovenia, holders of certain jobs, including health care workers, caterers, shop owners, hairdressers, beauticians, taxi drivers and teachers, must have a protection certificate. Those who have not been vaccinated can test themselves once a week at state expense, MTI writes.