Slovenian government accepts recommendation to impose lockdown as of 1 April

NEWS 28.03.2021 17:59
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Source: Jure Makovec / AFP

The Slovenian government on Sunday accepted the recommendation from epidemiologists to tighten restrictions because of the rise in the number of new coronavirus cases and put the country into lockdown from 1 to 11 April.

During that period, travel outside regions will be forbidden, except on Easter Sunday when up to six persons from two households, including children from the same families, will be allowed to get together.

The majority of public administration employees will be working from home, and state-owned companies and private employers have been recommended to do the same.

Wearing face masks outdoors will be mandatory again.

The border crossing regime will be tightened already as of this Monday, when only people with a negative PCR test will be allowed into the country.

Prime Minister Janez Jansa said that tighter border controls were being introduced also because of the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus infections in some Western Balkan countries.

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