In the last 24 hours, Slovenia has registered no new cases of the coronavirus infection, which the government thinks is proof that its evaluation that the epidemic has ended is correct, while the opposition claims the government does not have an effective strategy to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
In the last 24 hours, 1,151 people were tested for coronavirus, and no new cases of infection or new deaths have been confirmed. Up to now, almost 69,000 tests were conducted and 1,465 people were diagnosed with the infection - 647 men and 818 women. There have been 103 deaths, the infection rate is low, and there are only a few dozen "active" infections that could possibly be a source of a new spread of the disease. The government thinks that this is proof that its teams and epidemiological and medical experts have done a good job.
The opposition has reacted in an entirely different way to the rather surprising decision by the government to be the first one to declare the end of the epidemic.
"Without any study and practically over night, Prime Minister Janez Jansa decided to declare the end of the epidemic, even though he said in the parliament only a few hours earlier that he would do so in two weeks, and now we are the first in Europe to open our borders to all citizens of the European Union!," former prime minister Marjan Sarec wrote on Facebook.
The former prime minister was constantly criticised by Jansa for leaving the country "in the lurch" and resigning in a difficult situation, while leaving the new government without any medical supplies and protective equipment in warehouses.
It has turned out that Jansa is not a man who can manage difficult situations well, because the "mega-laws" for helping the economy are not working, and banks are not approving loans on the grounds of state guarantees to companies, the former prime minister said, joined by other opposition parties.
Last week, Jansa connected Sarec and his former government with the "cyclists' protests" against his government over the last few weeks, assessing that it was an attempt to destabilise and overthrow the government.
"This crisis is not going anywhere, the recession is at our doorstep, and I believe that we will be able to behave in a clever way, so that our social welfare is not affected to a greater extent," Jansa stated.