Stopping pandemic in first half of year: key priority for Slovenian government

“Although it will take a lot of extra energy along with the [EU Council] presidency in the future we also want to implement the key commitments we made when we formed the government, over a year ago. To de-bureaucratise and decentralise the country," the PM added. [EPA-EFE/IGOR KUPLJENIK]

The government wants to make Slovenia, and especially the health system and other subsystems, resilient for the future, RTV Slovenia reported.

“We have proposed this as one of the priorities of the Council of the European Union. That is to say, it is also a European priority in the second half of the year,” Prime Minister Janez Janša told parliament in response to an MP’s question on Monday, adding that the government did everything in its power to stop the pandemic in the first half of the year.

“Although it will take a lot of extra energy along with the [EU Council] presidency in the future we also want to implement the key commitments we made when we formed the government, over a year ago. To de-bureaucratise and decentralise the country,” the PM added.

Slovenia reported a 41.5% jump in weekly COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 290 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to epidemiologists from the Jožef Štefan Institute, Slovenia is moving from the present “orange” towards the “red” COVID-19 pandemic phase, which it could reach within the following week, meaning the daily tally of infection may increase from the current 825 and even surpass the 1,000-mark. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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