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The government has extended the state of epidemic by another 30 days

At today’s correspondence session, the Government declared that the state of epidemic with regard to COVID-19 would be extended for another 30 days for the entire country.

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia passed a Decree declaring a state of epidemic of the infectious disease COVID-19 on the territory of the entire country. The Decree enters into force on 18 November 2020 and will remain effective for 30 days.

According to official data on the number of infected people in the Republic of Slovenia, we are facing the second wave of the COVID-19 infectious disease epidemic. We are still witnessing its rapid spread among the population, far exceeding the usual morbidity or incidence rates. The current epidemiological situation regarding the spread of SARS-COV-2 infection requires another declaration of the epidemic for a limited period of time for the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia, because all statistical regions have reached or exceeded the incidence rate which calls for declaring an epidemic.

In view of the above, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia declared a nationwide epidemic of COVID-19 on the basis of the Contagious Diseases Act.

Source: Ministry of Health