Slovenia’s prime minister has said on Twitter that a 30-day epidemic would be declared on Monday, with stricter measures to be imposed nationally.

The government had said it would announce an epidemic if the country passed three indicators: a 14-day average of 140 cases per 100,000 residents, 250 hospitalisations and 50 in intensive care.

It comes after secondary schools moved to remote teaching only, while the government asked doctors to cut back non-emergency medical procedures, and split the country into ‘orange’ and ‘red’ regions, depending on infection numbers.

Red regions face stricter coronavirus measures, including restaurants only open for takeaways and mandatory mask-wearing in public.

The country’s first epidemic was announced in early March, and remained in force until May.

Source: The Guardian


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