UK COVID-strain now in Slovenia, says PM Janša

The man used a negative test to enter the country, although he also had a positive one. The Kosovo citizen is currently in isolation and his possible contacts are being checked. [Shutterstock/ Alexandros Michailidis]

Due to the possibility that the UK COVID-strain is present in Slovenia in larger numbers, the government will look into revising next week its decisions to relax anti-coronavirus restrictions, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Sunday.

A new case of infection with the UK strain was confirmed in a Kosovo citizen with Slovenian residence who returned from Belgium, Janša told an extraordinary press conference in Ljubljana. Slovenian authorities notified their Belgian colleagues.

The man used a negative test to enter the country, although he also had a positive one. The Kosovo citizen is currently in isolation and his possible contacts are being checked.

Hundreds of samples of Slovenians across the country who tested positive for the coronavirus were being examined again to see if there was any trace of the UK strain, the PM added.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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