Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 23 November 2020

By , 23 Nov 2020, 04:05 AM News
Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 23 November 2020 CC-by-0

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Over 1,000 new coronavirus cases as nearly 30% tests positive

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia recorded 1,024 new coronavirus cases for Saturday as the test positivity rate reached almost 30%. Another 26 patients with Covid-19 died, bringing the overall death toll to 1,052, data from the government show. The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 rose by 25 from the day before to 1,244 as the number of those requiring intensive treatment increased by one to 198. Prime Minister Janez Janša was briefed on the situation on the ground as he visited the general hospital in Murska Sobota and the Maribor UKC medical centre on Saturday.

Govt supports transformation of European Research Area

LJUBLJANA - The government supported the European Commission's vision of the future development of a European area for research and innovation, saying in a position adopted earlier this week that an upgrade would better contribute to the transformation and efficiency of a sustainable development model and to green and digital transition. The European Commission presented its plan for a new European Research Area for research and innovation on 30 September.

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Esteemed Maribor auxiliary bishop dies

MARIBOR - Jožef Smej, a retired Maribor auxiliary bishop who had been honoured by Slovenia and Hungary for his literary and translation work, died on Saturday at the age of 98, the Slovenian Bishops' Conference announced. Hailing from Bogojina in the north-easternmost of the country, Smej served as auxiliary bishop from 1983 to his retirement in 2009, but he was also known for his work as a poet, writer, translator, researcher and church historian.

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