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Prime Minister Janez Janša: Many restrictive measures due to the coronavirus epidemic to continue for the foreseeable future in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe

  • Former Prime Minister Janez Janša (2020 - 2022)

Prime Minister Janez Janša has tweeted his comments about the present situation concerning the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, announcing that many restrictive measures for the citizens of Slovenia and the European Union will continue to be in place for the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, according to all the currently available data, Slovenia today ranks among the most successful European countries in the fight against the epidemic.  “Yesterday, the working group of the Slovenian Government in cooperation with experts from the Ministry of Health examined in detail the situation in Slovenia and in the neighbouring countries, and drafted a proposal for the potential easing of restrictive measures in May and June 2020. After it receives new information on the development of the epidemic at home and in its closest neighbouring countries, the group will continue with its work on 29 April 2020, and the Government will subsequently make any relevant decisions,” wrote Prime Minister Janša.

“Given the still very serious situation in our immediate neighbourhood and the negative experience of the countries fighting repeated outbreaks of the epidemic, many restrictive measures will continue to be in place in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe for the foreseeable future, but many activities will be reintroduced, provided that the three basic rules of behaviour are respected: disinfection of hands and contact surfaces, keeping a safe distance or, if the latter is not possible, the use of protective face masks,” explained Prime Minister Janša, adding that the experts in Slovenia and in other EU Member States have intensified their efforts to prepare “corona standards” for different activities, allowing individual risky activities, services and sectors, including education, tourism and public transport, to resume even during the coronavirus epidemic at least in a limited scope.