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Three Covid patients die

Ljubljana – The number of new coronavirus infections was down to 330 on Wednesday and the number of Covid patients in hospitals decreased by three to 31. Two are in intensive care, the same as yesterday. Three patients with Covid died. In total, 60 people in hospitals have Covid, meaning those with Covid as their main condition and those hospitalised for other reasons.

New coronavirus cases down daily, weekly

Ljubljana – A total of 393 coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Tuesday, a drop of 46% from Monday and of 38% from a week ago. There were no deaths, fresh data shows. Health Ministry data shows there are currently 34 Covid-19 patients at regular Covid wards, down four from yesterday, and two in intensive care, three fewer.

UAE announces Gulf’s first known case of monkeypox

The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf country to announce a case of monkeypox on Tuesday, insisting it was "fully prepared" to handle any outbreak.

The UAE is believed to be just the second Middle Eastern country after Israel to detect monkeypox, whose appearance in a number of countries has caused alarm after the coronavirus pandemic.

No COVID test requirement for entry to Greece, Kyrgyzstan

Greece and Kyrgyzstan have scrapped the requirement for a negative PCR test result upon entry from Turkey, Turkish Airlines announced late on May 2.

The two countries have eased travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the national flag-carrier company said on its social media accounts. 

Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

Beijing is preparing new hospital facilities to deal with a spike in COVID-19 cases, even though the numbers of new cases remain low.

State media reported Tuesday a 1,000-bed hospital at Xiaotangshan in the northeastern suburbs built for the 2003 SARS outbreak has been refurbished in case it's needed.

Covid cases down further

Ljubljana – The number of new coronavirus infections dropped to 229 on Sunday, down 99 week-on-week and 248 on the day before. Hospitalisations are up by seven to 88, according to the Health Ministry. The number of Covid patients in intensive care remains at 12. Two more patients have died. In total, 216 patients with Covid are in hospitals, with 24 in intensive care.

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