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New coronavirus strain: Vili Beroš accuses unvaccinated

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November 27, 2021 – A new strain of coronavirus was detected in South Africa this week. Called “Omicron” by the WHO, it is highly contagious and may have already reached Europe. Minister Beroš turned to the media to cover the situation in Croatia and blamed the unvaccinated.

Health Minister Vili Beroš sent the media a statement on a new strain of coronavirus that was beginning to spread, which the WHO called Omicron, reports Index.hr.

“We are monitoring the situation in the world and in Europe. We are in constant contact with all relevant departments in order to be as prepared as possible for a new virus strain.

The ultimate effect of these 30 mutations on the spike complex of the virus is currently unknown, i.e. whether it is an improved version of the Delta virus in terms of infectivity and degree of resistance to the vaccine.

The announcement from pharmaceutical companies known from the past promises that they will be able to adapt the vaccine in less time.

But let’s not forget that basic epidemiological measures are also effective against this virus: distance, masks, disinfection, ventilation and avoidance of accumulation! And against new mutations – vaccination!

It was a large unvaccinated pool that gave life to a new strain of the virus. We’re smarter than that, it’s not too late to turn back! Let’s stop working, respect epidemiological measures and get vaccinated, ”concluded Beroš.

In the past 24 hours, 5,502 coronavirus cases and 51 COVID-19 deaths have been registered in Croatia, the national crisis team announced on Saturday.

There are 34,553 active cases including 2,506 hospitalized patients, of whom 324 are ventilated while 28,272 people are self-isolating.

To date, 3,424,751 people have been tested for the virus, including 13,372 in the last 24 hours.

Croatia has so far recorded 599,977 coronavirus cases, as well as 10,695 related deaths and 554,729 recoveries, of which 5,629 were in the last 24 hours.

To date, 53.43% of the total population have been vaccinated against COVID-19, including 63.77% of adults, of which 56.85% have completed the vaccination.

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