Zagreb (Croatia), April 9: Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that the easing of the epidemiological measures means that life for Croatians is practically returning to normal, but caution is still needed because people are still dying of COVID-19.
"The preconditions for the significant relaxation of the current epidemiological measures have been met," Plenkovic said at a government session, noting that Omicron has less of an impact on health than the previous variants of COVID-19, and "that is why we made these decisions based on epidemiological assessments."
Life in Croatia is "slowly returning to normal," said the prime minister, but people should still stay vigilant.
"COVID-19 is still there and unfortunately we still have people dying of the disease," he said.
Health Minister Vili Beros said on Friday that with more than 70 percent of the country's adult population vaccinated, and with a significant number of people who acquired natural immunity, the collective level of immunity in the country was satisfactory.
Starting at 12 midnight on Friday, Croatia will lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions.