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Thursday with nearly 9,900 confirmed coronavirus cases

Ljubljana – A total of 9,858 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Thursday, show fresh official figures. The estimated total of actively infected people is nearing 100,000. The National Institute of Public Health estimates there are 96,481 active cases currently in the country, an increase of almost 6,000 on the day before. This means almost 5% of the population is infected.

Slovenian spas saw a rise in visitor numbers last year

Celje – Slovenian spas recorded more visitors in 2021 than the year before, although not as many as in 2019. “2022 will also be exceptionally demanding for the entire tourism sector and we can already say it will be unpredictable,” the Association of Slovenian Natural Spas said on Friday as it presented last year’s results.

Bulgarian Finance Minister Envisages BGN 710 Min. Salary and BGN 3,400 Max. Insurance Income

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Asen Vassilev defined the draft financial framework as a "budget for economic growth". It envisages economic growth of 4.8%. It will enter into force on April 1, when the minimum wage will increase from 650 to 710 BGN.

Tonga volcano eruption was like ’atomic bomb’

Tonga's volcanic eruption felt like an "atomic bomb" that shook "the whole island", an aid worker told AFP on Jan.21, as the Pacific nation raced to address a drinking water shortage.

Almost a week after the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano exploded, unleashing a tsunami and cutting Tonga off from the rest of the world, witnesses are recounting the disaster.

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