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Minority radio station gets access to Radio Slovenija shows, assistance

Ljubljana – A Slovenian minority radio station in Hungary has entered cooperation with Radio Slovenija enabling it to broadcast shows of the Slovenian public radio broadcaster. The contract was signed on Wednesday, a day before Radio Monošter, from the town of Szentgotthard/Monošter, celebrates 22 years since it went on air.

Coronavirus infections up over the weekend

Ljubljana – A total of 325 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia over the weekend, which is a 56% increase over the weekend before. No Covid patient has dies since Friday, the Health Ministry said on Monday. According to the latest reports from hospitals, 36 Covid patients were at regular Covid wards and five in intensive care during the weekend.

No Covid-19 deaths since Friday

Ljubljana – A total of 209 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia over the weekend, a 30% increase over the weekend before. Since Friday no patient with Covid-19 has died, according to the Health Ministry.

S&P Global and DBRS Morningstar affirm Slovenia’s ratings

Ljubljana – The Toronto-based credit rating agency DBRS Morningstar has affirmed Slovenia’s A rating and the New York-based agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the country’s AA- rating, both with a stable outlook, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday.

Covid figures remain modest

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded 290 new coronavirus cases for Thursday, down 42 on Wednesday and 25 more than a week ago, show data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). One person infected with the virus died. According to the Health Ministry, 24 people were in hospital on Thursday due to Covid-19, three of which in intensive care.

Over 70% in EU Support Economic Sanctions on Russia

Over 70% of people surveyed in the EU agree with the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia, with two-thirds feeling that more stringent sanctions should be imposed. Support for economic sanctions is particularly high in Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, Romania, Poland and Ireland.

Covid case count up to almost 460

Ljubljana – As many as 458 new coronavirus cases were logged in Slovenia on Monday, a weekly rise of 78, while there were no deaths, the data released by the Health Ministry shows. The number of persons hospitalised due to Covid-19 dropped by 5 to 21 from Sunday to Monday, and another four persons were in intensive care, the same as on Sunday.

Slovenian crucial for integration of foreigners, debate hears

Slovenska Bistrica – A debate on inclusion of foreigners into local environment, especially education and healthcare, was held on Monday in Slovenska Bistrica, where increasingly many foreigners live due to growing demands on the labour market. Slovenian language skills were highlighted as crucial for integration.

Slovenia logs 255 new Covid cases on Thursday

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 255 new coronavirus cases for Thursday, down 31 on the day before and 39 in weekly comparison, shows data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). No additional Covid-related deaths were reported. The NIJZ estimates that there are currently 3,915 active cases in the country, down by some 150 on the day before.

No deaths, 327 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 327 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, 17% fewer than the same day a week ago. No patient with confirmed infection died yesterday, according to the Health Ministry. Thirty-six patients were hospitalised for Covid-19 as their main condition this morning, including three in intensive care.

No. of new coronavirus cases keeps dropping

Ljubljana – A total of 260 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia on Friday, almost 50% fewer than a week ago. The National Institute of Public Health estimates that there are now 4,974 active cases in the country, a daily drop of 297. Both the 7-day average of new cases and the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people dropped, to 298 and 235, respectively.

Medical Chamber honoured with Order of Merit

Ljubljana – The Medical Chamber marked its 30th anniversary, and the 130th anniversary of its precursor, the first medical organisation in Slovenia, with a ceremony in Ljubljana on Friday. President Borut Pahor presented it with the Order of Merit for efforts in bringing doctors and dentists together to uphold the integrity of medical profession.

Thursday’s coronavirus case count below 300

Ljubljana – A total of 294 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Thursday, a drop of 29% from the figure reported a week ago. There were no fatalities, according to the Health Ministry. Thirty-three patients remain hospitalised for Covid-19 as their main condition, including two in intensive care.

Illegal migration in January-April period up 86% y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenian police dealt with 3,107 cases of illegal migration in the first four months of this year, up nearly 86% on the same period last year. Afghan citizens accounted for more than a quarter of all the illegal migrants caught from January through April, fresh police data shows.

Mufti Porić says epidemic revealed all weaknesses of society

Ljubljana – Nevzet Porić, mufti of the Islamic community in Slovenia, stressed in his address marking Eid al-Fitr on Monday morning that the Covid-19 epidemic had brought all the weaknesses of the society to the surface in the last couple of years. He warned that the Islamic community in Slovenia had received no Covid aid form the state.