Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 7 December 2020

By , 07 Dec 2020, 04:03 AM News
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This summary is provided by the STA

1,030 infections confirmed on Saturday, 44 die of Covid-19

LJUBLJANA - A total of 1,030 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Saturday in 3,744 tests, for a positivity rate of 27.5%, while 44 patients died of Covid-19, the government announced on Sunday. Compared to the day before, the positivity rate was up by two percentage points. The number of patients increased by 30 to 1,302, including 197 in intensive care, which is two fewer than on Friday. A total of 51 persons were meanwhile discharged from hospital. With another 44 persons dying of Covid-19 on Saturday, the national death tally was up to 1,744. A total of 555,886 tests have been performed in Slovenia so far to confirm 85,805 infections. A total of 20,481 cases are currently active.

Anti-coronavirus restrictions re-published by government

LJUBLJANA - New decrees on measures to stem the Covid-19 epidemic entered into force, with no substantial changes, as restrictions on gatherings, movement and sale of goods remained in force. The decrees had to be re-published as the Constitutional Court ruled the extension of distance learning was invalid as it had not been announced properly. The government adopted at Saturday's correspondence session a new decree banning gatherings in educational institutions, to which the country's top court related to, as well as new decrees on other restrictions based on instructions from the government's legal office. With the remaining decrees, gatherings of people in public places, movement between municipalities and movement between 9pm and 6am remain prohibited. Public passenger transport remains suspended and all non-essential shops closed.

Slovenia to sign memorandum on civilian nuclear cooperation with US

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia is to sign a memorandum of understanding on strategic civilian nuclear cooperation with the US, with the document expressing the desire of both countries for deeper bilateral strategic ties, which would improve energy security, increase prosperity and strengthen political and economic ties, the government said. It will be signed by Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec, who would accompany Foreign Minister Anže Logar on his visit to the US on Monday. Vrtovec told the STA that the memorandum was not a basis for a concrete deal in the selection of technology for a possible new reactor at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK). It might serve as a catalyst for additional cooperation, he added.

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