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Ljubljana – Another 1,908 coronavirus cases were discovered in Slovenia on Friday, as 34.6% of PCR tests came back positive, data provided by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) show. The new daily cases are thus down week-on-week but up in daily comparison. Another 18 deaths have been reported.
Ljubljana – Fifteen Italian military health professionals will come to Slovenia on Sunday to join the medical teams of the Slovenian Armed Forces helping in Covid-19 hospitals. The Italian team will be greeted by Defence Minister Matej Tonin and Health Minister Janez Poklukar in Kranj, the Defence Ministry said in a press release.
Frankfurt – Rating agency Fitch has affirmed Slovenia’s credit rating at A with a stable outlook, Fitch said on its website on Friday, adding that this reflected the agency’s expectations of a permanent recovery of the Slovenian economy thanks to the expected increase in investment and continued exports.
Ljubljana – Slovenia logged another 2,125 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, a figure down by over 130 from Tuesday and by over 540 from a week ago, show the latest figures released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on Thursday. Government data meanwhile shows that 14 people died of Covid-19 yesterday, one fewer than a day earlier.
Ljubljana – The Swiss company Agrokor, which is in liquidation, is soliciting interest in the purchase of the Costella water bottling company, whose most valuable asset is a water extraction concession valid until 2035. The first non-binding bids for the company are expected in the coming days, the newspaper Finance reported on Thursday.
Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor addressed a ceremony on Tuesday remembering the 1989 Operation North, a police campaign which prevented a Serbian nationalist rally in Ljubljana and is thus seen as one of the first steps in Slovenia towards the country eventually declaring independence. In his speech, Pahor warned against politicisation of police today.