Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 4 January 2020

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This summary is provided by the STA

STA, 3 January 2020 - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 3 January:

725 new cases, 29 Covid-19 deaths reported for Saturday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia reported 725 new cases of coronavirus from PCR and rapid antigen tests combined for Saturday as 29 people died. There were 1,173 people in hospital yesterday compared to 1,111 the day before as 29 were released and 114 newly admitted, while the number of patients requiring intensive care increased by two to 190. Slovenia has so far logged 2,803 deaths and 125,068 cases, according to data tracker Covid-19 Sledilnik.

Over 2,000 tests performed at border so far, a percent positive

SLOVENJ GRADEC - Slovenia rolled out rapid antigen testing at five border crossings with Croatia and the Ljubljana airport on Saturday. Over 2,000 tests have been performed so far and about a percent were positive, Health Ministry State Secretary Marija Magajne told the press. The testing will be conducted for several more days, probably until the next weekend, Magajne said.

Passenger rail service to Kočevje resumes after half a century

KOČEVJE/RIBNICA - The first Kočevje-bound passenger train since 1971 departed from the Ljubljana Rail Terminal as passenger service on the route resumed. Ten trains per day will run between Ljubljana and Kočevje on workdays and eleven in the opposite direction. The journey will last between an hour and ten minutes to an hour and 25 minutes. One of the first passengers on the first train was Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec, who said the resumption of service would alleviate road congestion, improve traffic safety and contribute to a cleaner environment.

Pahor lays wreath at Osankarica memorial

SLOVENSKA BISTRICA - President Borut Pahor laid a wreath at a memorial on the Pohorje Plateau dedicated to a Partisan unit slain by Nazi forces in 1943 He said this was an expression of gratitude to the fighters who sacrificed their lives for liberty. "Present generations value that and we always will, hoping that we will henceforth always enjoy peace ... and that future generations may develop their talents in peace."

First Slovenian podium in five years at Four Hills Tournament

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Ski jumper Anže Lanišek won Slovenia's first podium position at the prestigious Four Hills Tournament in five years after finishing second. With jumps of 127.5 and 123.5 metres, Lanišek was bested only by Poland's Kamil Stoch, who also took the overall lead in the Four Hills Tournament standing going into the final event in Bischofshofen on Wednesday.

After appeal, Lampič wins second place

MORITZ, Switzerland - Slovenian cross-country runner Anamarija Lampič officially finished second in the 1 January World Cup freestyle sprint event, after an appeals commission upheld Slovenia's complaint against a decision that relegated her to second place for standing in the way of a fellow competitor.

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