LJUBLJANA – Government preparing for second wave of COVID-19

Given the new spike in coronavirus infections in recent days, the government is already discussing a bill on intervention measures to prepare for the possible second wave. Radio Slovenija reported the measures will primarily aim to prevent large gatherings.

Tightening these measures is key for “reducing the risk that the onset of infections turns into an epidemic wave,” the head of the national public health institute, Milan Krek, told the radio.

Slovenia declared the end of the pandemic in mid-May. However, on 22 June, the number of new daily infections surpassed 10 for the first time since late April. 

The health institute also called on Slovenians to think twice before going on holiday in neighbouring Croatia, which it said could soon turn into a new hotspot, the daily Delo reported

(Zoran Radosavljević | EURACTIV.com)

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