Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 18 May 2020

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This summary is provided by the STA:

One new Covid-19 case and one death reported for Saturday

LJUBLJANA - One new coronavirus infection and one death were reported for Saturday, which takes the total number of infections in Slovenia so far to 1,466 and the death toll to 104. The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital care was down by one to 26. Five patients were in intensive care, also one less than the day before.

Third stimulus package focusing on part-time work support and tourism

LJUBLJANA - While subsidies for part-time work worth up to EUR 1 billion are seen as a key feature of the emerging third coronavirus stimulus package, draft documents obtained by the STA also include measures such as vouchers for tourism, aid to ski lift operators, extended permits for foreign labour, as well as a solution for packaging waste issues. The proposal for tourism vouchers envisages vouchers in the value of 200 euros to be provided to everybody in regular employment as well as the self-employed.

Thirtieth anniversary of precursor of the Slovenian army marked

LJUBLJANA - The 30th anniversary of the rejection of an order to disarm Slovenian military units during independence efforts and the formation of the Tactical Line was marked today by the Association of Veterans of the War for Slovenia. This year's commemoration was restricted to the laying of wreaths and video addresses, including by the association's head Ladislav Lipič and the president of the Sever union of police veteran associations Tomaž Čas. PM Janez Janša also issued a statement, reaccussing ex President Milan Kučan of responsibility in connection to the disarmament order.

Majority feel govt moved too hastily in declaring the epidemic over

LJUBLJANA - Almost 40% of those quizzed in the latest Mediana poll believe Slovenia should have waited for developments in other countries before declaring the coronavirus epidemic over. The poll, released on Sunday, puts the share of those believing Slovenia should not have declared the epidemic over before other countries did so at 38%. The share of those arguing it was good that Slovenia went first is 27.1%, while roughly a third do not have an opinion or do not care. Concern about the epidemic is meanwhile continuing to decrease. While the share of those worried or very worried still stood at 60% at the end of March, it was down to half by mid-April and is now at 38%.

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