Coronavirus: Slovenia declares the end of the epidemic, and opens its borders

Coronavirus: la Slovénie déclare la fin de l'épidémie et ouvre ses frontières

LJUBLJANA | Slovenia has proclaimed the end of the epidemic of COVID-19 on its territory, and re-opened its borders even if some of the preventive measures remain in force.

“Today, Slovenia has the best clinical situation in Europe, which allows us to put an end to the state of the epidemic”, said on 12 march in the country, said on Thursday that prime minister Janez Jansa.

The country’s borders will be reopened to all citizens of the european Union, the other to observe a quarantine.

The country of two million inhabitants, bordering Italy, Croatia and Austria, has registered a total of 103 deaths and 1500 cases of the coronavirus, with little to no new infections in recent days.

Some restrictions remain in force, such as the ban on public rallies, the wearing of the mask and the observance of the rules of social distancing.

Earlier in the week, the government had announced the lifting of most restrictions from next week: re-opening of shopping centres and hotels up to 30 beds, in particular.

According to the slovenian public radio, declaring the end of the epidemic, the State prevents the automatic extension until the end of the month of June of a package of measures to support the economy voted to help the public and businesses. These measures will take, and end at the end of the month of may.

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