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Croatian health professionals who work with COVID patients to receive bonus

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ZAGREB, 16 January (Hina) – All healthcare professionals who work with COVID-19 patients will receive a just bonus in line with the government’s decision, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry requested from all hospital directors a report on the implementation of the decision and Minister Vili Beroš said all must be justly paid for their work.

The ministry recalled that the government decided on 7 December that healthcare professionals who work with COVID-19 patients should receive a bonus amounting to 10% of the base pay.

The ministry also recalled that the base pay depended on the job complexity index and that this impacted the amount of said bonus.

Croatia has recorded 763 new coronavirus cases and 38 infection-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 4,711 active cases in the country, including 1,760 infected people who are receiving hospital treatment and 154 of them are on ventilators, the national coronavirus response team said on Saturday.

Since 25 February 2020, when the first case was confirmed in the country, 224,575 people have been infected with the novel virus, of whom 4,588 have died and 215,276 have recovered, including 667 in the last 24 hours. Currently, 17,861 people are in self-isolation.

A total of 1,113,856 people have been tested to date, including 5,969 in the last 24 hours.

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