Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday but is “feeling well”, his cabinet said, because the country hit a replacement record price .
Plenkovic, 50, who has led Croatia since 2016 as chief of the conservative HDZ party, started isolating two days ago after his wife contracted the virus.
He had initially tested negative but a replacement test on Monday was positive, the cupboard said, adding that he would isolate for 10 days.
“The Prime Minister is feeling well at the instant , continues his activities and carries out his duties from home, following the instructions of doctors and epidemiologists,” the cupboard said during a statement.
After broadly keeping its caseload in check , Croatia has been battling a steep surge of infections in recent weeks, with some 2,300 patients currently hospitalised within the country of 4.2 million.
On Monday authorities announced a record 74 deaths within the past 24 hours.
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