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Remembrance Day to be marked in Vukovar, Skabrnja with anti-COVID measures

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ZAGREB, Nov 5 (Hina) – War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved said on Wednesday that Homeland War Victims Remembrance Day would be commemorated in Vukovar and Skabrnja on the 18th but with anti-COVID measures which would be known only the day before.

“In seven days we’ll meet again to analyse the circumstances which will then be current and which will focus on the details of the programme whereby we will remember those killed and missing in the Homeland War and all the Vukovar and Skabrnja victims,” Medved told the press after the inaugural session of the Homeland Respect, Peace and Development Council.

The session discussed how to organise Remembrance Day events in Vukovar and Skabrnja in light of the coronavirus. Besides Medved, it was attended by Vukovar Mayor Ivan Penava, Skabrnja Mayor Nediljko Bubnjar, and Croatian Institute of Public Health head Krunoslav Capak.

Medved said commemoration programmes would be held in the two towns on November 18 in line with the epidemiological measures that would then be in force at the time.

Penava: For now, everyone is for holding remembrance procession

Penava said he hoped the epidemiological situation would not become drastic by then and that for now, everyone was in favour of holding the remembrance procession in Vukovar.

He said coming to Vukovar by public transport would not be recommended, adding that a lit candle in a window was also a dignified way of observing Remembrance Day.

Capak said the epidemiological framework for observing Remembrance Day in Vukovar would be defined in cooperation with local epidemiologists.

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