Today, it has become perfectly clear that Plenković must go into self-isolation

ANDREJ PLENKOVIC, the Croatian prime minister, must go into self-isolation. Now, after Goran Ivanisevic announced that he was positive for coronavirus, the structure on which the head of government built the position that he does not have to isolate himself was completely demolished. Namely, Plenković claimed that he was negative on the test, but Ivanišević only found out on the third test that he had covid-19.

>> Even after Ivanišević’s positive finding, Plenković does not go into self-isolation

Shoulders, fists, posing …

Plenković has been tested three times since the appearance of covid-19 – once after the tournament in Zadar. Ivanisevic, as he announced, has done it three times in the last ten days: the first two times he was negative.

As is well known, the head of the Croatian executive was there in close contact with tennis player Novak Djokovic, also infected with covid-19. They touched with their fists, Plenković touched him on the shoulder.

The criteria for sending to two-week self-isolation in the Republic of Croatia are very strict, today it is enough to return from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Northern Macedonia or Kosovo and be assigned. Plenković still rejects her.

In doing so, he refers to the test results and the short time spent in the company of patients. As we can see in Ivanišević’s case, if we have not already remembered before, the test does not have to immediately detect the presence of the virus in the human body. But the prime minister is running an election campaign and sitting indoors for two weeks is the last thing he needs now that he is traveling the country and sharing promises. Even today in Koprivnica it was clear – he will not be isolated.

A short course to justify the Prime Minister

Experts close to the authorities also tried to prove that the prime minister should not be locked in a house. Alemka Markotić, director of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases dr. Fran Mihaljević said that according to international criteria, Plenković “does not meet the criteria for self-isolation”. “You need to have been in contact outdoors for more than 15 minutes at a distance of less than two meters, to have made closer contact such as hugging, shaking hands and kissing. The same applies to staying longer than 15 minutes indoors where there is an indication that there were infected people, “Markotic said.

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But, as we have written, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) does not mention hugging, handling and kissing, but only physical contact as a criterion.

>> Headquarters and the government are mumbling, look at what the EU Centers for Disease says about close contact

What is contact?

“Contact of a person infected with covid-19 is considered to be anyone who has been in personal contact with that person within a time frame of 48 hours before the onset of symptoms until 14 days after the onset of symptoms in persons infected with covid-19. In case the infected person had no symptoms , contact is defined as someone who has been in contact with that person within a time frame of 48 hours before taking a sample confirming the infection until 14 days after taking the sample, ”the ECDC believes.

What is fist contact?

On the other hand, Krunoslav Capak, director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health and a member of the HDZ, noted that “according to the epidemiological history, there was no physical contact between Djokovic and the Prime Minister, but hand contact, which is not considered physical contact. the stay indoors lasted less than a minute “. Vili Beroš, the Minister of Health and the holder of the HDZ list in the tenth constituency, also stated that the first man of the Croatian government did not have physical contact with the infected tennis player. It is not known whether the discovery that fist contact is not physical contact will be applied for by some Croatian experts, because it undoubtedly revolutionizes relations between people.

And all this was another story about the inequality of citizens.

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