The samples were sent to Sangon Biotech for sequencing in Dec 2019 where they became contaminated with a previously unknown variant of Covid-19
Ljubljana – Slovenia is further restricting the use of PCR tests as of Tuesday with a new testing protocol under which rapid antigen tests will be enough to confirm a coronavirus infection. The certificate of recovery obtained in this way will only be valid in Slovenia for now, Health Minister Janez Poklukar said, indicating changes in this area as well.
Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 8,396 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. The latest figures bring the 14-day incidence per 100,000 people, a closely-watched benchmark, to 5,620, meaning almost 6% of the population have had a confirmed case of the virus in the past fortnight. Sunday’s case count is almost 70% higher than a week ago.
Ljubljana – A new PCR testing protocol introduced this week does not take much pressure off laboratories, while it gives health providers at primary level more work, the newspaper Dnevnik says on Saturday. It believes the country’s PCR testing capacity should have been increased a while ago because the Omicron wave was an expected event.