Croatia’s Health Minister Has Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

Αssociated Press

(Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, file)

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia’s health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The ministry says Vili Beros is in stable condition with mild symptoms and will continue to perform his duties in isolation.

Officials say 3,164 coronavirus cases and 49 deaths were recorded in Croatia on Thursday, a slight drop from a record 3,251 cases confirmed on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the coronavirus situation in Croatia was serious and the national coronavirus response team is preparing new measures to reduce the spread.