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Government declares COVID-19 epidemic throughout Slovenian territory

An epidemic has been declared throughout Slovenian territory as of today. At the correspondence session on 18 October 2020, the Government adopted the Order on the Declaration of a COVID-19 Epidemic based on the Communicable Diseases Act.

The official data on the number of cases show that Slovenia has been hit with a second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic. With the coronavirus disease spreading rapidly and the number of cases among the population rising exponentially, the incidence rate has been considerably exceeded. The current epidemiological situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 calls for the immediate declaration of an epidemic throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, since all statistical regions have reached or exceeded the incidence rate threshold requiring the declaration of an epidemic.

This Order shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia and shall remain in force for 30 days.