Ljubljana – Exponential growth in coronavirus infections presages a new Covid-19 wave that could continue into autumn, said the head of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), Milan Krek. He and infectious disease specialist Mateja Logar warned about imported cases, especially in light of the highly-contagious Delta strain, calling for vaccination.
Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded 273 coronavirus cases for Wednesday as the rolling 7-day average daily case count further dropped by 13 to 260. Three patients with Covid-19 died, the government said on Thursday.
The latest cases were confirmed from 3,837 PCR tests, for a positivity rate of 7.1%, down from 9% for Tuesday.
Ljubljana – Slovenia has received 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 on loan from Hungary in what Prime Minister Janez Janša says will allow Slovenia to stop the epidemic and enjoy a relaxed summer.
Ljubljana – The government will overhaul the coronavirus exit strategy today to somewhat relax restrictions applying to each of the five-coloured stages. Stage red would kick in on Monday lifting night curfew, keeping schools and kindergartens open like before 1 April while not allowing public assembly.
Ljubljana – The head of the Slovenian Hoteliers’ Association, Gregor Jamnik, has described the situation in the industry as disastrous, warning that the bulk of businesses are not generating any revenue and even though most are still able to keep their heads above water, they will need long-term state aid as the industry will not fully recover in a decade.