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Prime Minister Janez Janša: Anti-corona measures will be extended for a week

After an evening consultation of the core government team and the expert advisory group, Prime Minister Janez Janša communicated via Twitter that the number of people infected with COVID-19 will unfortunately still increase for some time according to projections. "The measures will thus be extended for a week," he forecast.

The meeting of the core government team was intended to discuss further measures regarding the epidemic, which had already been explained by the Government spokesperson Jelko Kacin at the afternoon government press conference. He also said that the ministers would introduce and clarify all decisions on Friday with regard to the late time of the meeting. The Government must examine the eligibility of restrictive measures on a weekly basis. On 20 October, gatherings of more than six people were temporarily prohibited, and the restriction of movement at night-time became applicable on 21 October. Finally, the prohibition to cross municipal borders entered into force last Saturday. The decision on how to continue education in primary and secondary schools and faculties after the school holidays was also on the table.

Prime Minister Janša emphasised after the meeting that if we are consistent and support the efforts of health workers with responsible behaviour, we can expect a gradual easing of measures within 7 to 10 days.