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COVID-19: Croatia’s Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic tested positive for coronavirus

COVID-19: Croatia’s Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic tested positive for coronavirus
COVID-19: Croatia’s Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic tested positive for coronavirus

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.

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“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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