Croatian PM in self-isolation after wife tests positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, the country’s health authorities announced that 3,987 new COVID-19 cases had been registered in the past 24 hours. The PM will continue performing his duties from home, the spokesperson added, with the head of the Plenkovic’ office, Zvonimir Frka-Petesic telling local media that the PM would participate in Monday’s cabinet meeting via video link and that as far as he knew, his schedule would remain unaffected, with all meetings shifting to virtual. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Croatian PM in self-isolation after wife tests positive for COVID-19

By Zoe Didili
Journalist, New Europe

epa08747163 Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for a two-days face-to-face European Council summit, in Brussels, Belgium, 15 October 2020. EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET/ POOL

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for a two-days face-to-face European Council summit, in Brussels, Belgium, 15 October 2020. He was assigned a measure of self-isolation for 10 days,” government spokesperson Marko Milic wrote in a Twitter post. Consequently, @AndrejPlenkovic was tested on Saturday and his test was negative. The news about Plenkovic came amid a spike in infections across the bloc, with Croatia recording the second highest concentration of cases in the EU after Luxembourg, according to data published on Saturday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. EU countries leaders are meeting in person for a two-day summit expected to focus mainly on EU-UK negotiations following Brexit, climate ambition and EU Budget. EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET/ POOL

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Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has entered a 10-day self-isolation period after his wife tested positive for Coronavirus, and will continue working from home, a government spokesperson announced on Saturday. “After the onset of mild fever, the Prime Minister’s wife took a test for COVID19 on Saturday and tested positive.