Slovenia calls an end to its coronavirus epidemic, relaxes some border controls

15 Mai, 2020, 19:08 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Slovenia calls an end to its coronavirus epidemic, relaxes some border controls

The country of two million people had since the outbreak of coronavirus reported 1,464 cases and 103 deaths.

Slovenia on Friday opened its borders after declaring an end to its COVID-19 epidemic, despite new infections still being reported.

The declaration comes two months after the epidemic was declared.

The government said foreign citizens who show signs of coronavirus infection will still not be allowed to enter the country.

People have been required to wear masks in indoor public spaces, stand at least 1.5 meters (five feet) apart and disinfect hands upon entering public spaces. The ban on large public gatherings is still in force as well.

The first coronavirus case in Slovenia was recorded on March 4 in a returnee from neighbouring Italy.

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Under the government's latest decision, Slovenians wishing to travel to Croatia will be able to do so more freely because they will not have to self-isolate for seven days upon their return as was the case until now.

The government said testing, contract tracing, isolation and quarantine of high-risk contacts, observance of social etiquette and physical distancing would remain the key measures to fight the remains of the epidemic.

Earlier this week, the government said some shopping centres and hotels would be allowed to reopen next week.

"No other European state has so far declared the epidemic was over so we should be cautious in Slovenia too", infectious diseases expert Mateja Logar told public television on Thursday. "The virus remains present".

Declaring the end of the epidemic meant the government avoided an automatic extension until the end of June of the first package of economic measures approved to help the population and companies, according to Public Radio Slovenija.

This measures will now be in force until the end of May.

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