Prime Minister Janez Janša discusses EU measures against the coronavirus with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
In today’s telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister Janez Janša discussed the European Union measures necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Janez Janša described the measures prepared by the European Commission to control the virus as “good news from the EU”.
To stop the spread of the coronavirus, Ursula von der Leyen plans to close the EU’s external borders, except those with Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and the UK.
The EU is also introducing an export ban for critical protective and medical equipment and other supplies necessary for fighting the coronavirus epidemic.
It is also drawing up guidelines for ensuring the free flow of freight transport at internal borders and harmonising the proposed exceptions in view of the closure of internal borders for passenger transport.
The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has adopted a series of measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, including closing down schools, kindergartens, bars and restaurants, and suspending public transport, effective as of today.
With the aim of stopping and controlling the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government issued an ordinance temporarily banning the supply and sale of goods and services directly to consumers in the Republic of Slovenia, with certain exceptions.
The Government also issued an ordinance on the inclusion of ward doctors and trainee specialists in the implementation of measures for preventing and controlling the epidemic and eliminating its consequences.