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Prime Minister Janez Janša: Easing lockdown measures possible only if certain conditions cumulatively met

Prime Minister Janez Janša pointed out today on Twitter, in connection to the easing of measures adopted by the Government to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, that Japan, which appeared to have contained the epidemic in the first wave, declared a state of emergency again today. “Let me state once again that easing lockdown measures is possible only if we cumulatively meet certain conditions that I mentioned on Tuesday and that are respected in all the countries which have been successful in the fight against the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Janez Janša

Prime Minister Janez Janša | Author Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

Prime Minister Janez Janša also listed the following conditions:
1. The reproduction rate of infection: the number of persons, infected by one person, must be below 1 for a longer period of time;
2. Legal and technical possibilities must be ensured, as well as sufficient capacities to track infected persons and the possible spread of the virus;
3. The healthcare system, including intensive care units, must not be overburdened;
4. Sufficient capacities for testing must be ensured;
5. The establishment of effective instruments to measure the impacts of this transition.

Prime Minister Janez Janša also urged citizens to stay at home even during the Easter holidays. “Let’s respect all hygenic and other measures and help those who can’t manage on their own through the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and humanitarian organisations,” added the Slovenian Prime Minister.

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