Ljubljana – The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) has noted that the Covid-19 epidemic in Slovenia is stagnating in terms of the number of positive tests, with the basic reproduction number standing at around one. It projects that the next, yellow phase of restrictions easing could be reached in mid-May.
The World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Europe said yesterday he believes the coronavirus outbreak will end in early 2022, reported the Anadolu Agency.
Hans Kluge told Danish state broadcaster DR that Covid-19 will still be prevalent in 2021, but it will be more manageable than in 2020.
Infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras, one of the government's top scientific advisers on fighting Covid-19, on Friday held a telephone call with Prof. Nadir Arber, the Israeli inventor of a promising drug against the virus.
During his recent visit to Israel, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered to have a hospital in Greece take part in clinical trials.
Turkish authorities are considering measures, including possible new curbs, to respond to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as the presence of virus variants in the country.
As part of the possible precautionary actions, some region-specific restrictions may be introduced, said officials, without elaborating on what they might be.