Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 11 January 2021

By , 11 Jan 2021, 08:48 AM News
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752 daily coronavirus cases, 25 deaths on Saturday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia recorded 752 coronavirus cases on reduced testing on Saturday, as 25 patients with Covid-19 died, bringing the total of deaths to 2,998. Government data show 5,161 PCR and antigen tests were performed. Compared to a week ago, the daily rise in cases fell by 0.9% and the PCR positivity rate dropped by four percentage points to 25%. Since the start of the pandemic, Slovenia has confirmed over 139,000 infections, with an estimated 24,328 still active, according to the National Institute of Public Heath.

President lays wreath at WWII battle site

DRAŽGOŠE - President Borut Pahor honoured the 79th anniversary of a defining World War II battle as he laid a wreath at the Dražgoše memorial in the north-west of the country. Addressing the media, he was hopeful the nation would be able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence in June united and en masse. The village of Dražgoše attracts several thousand people every year for the annual ceremony, but this time attendance was prevented by the coronavirus epidemic.

Coastal region threatened by rising sea level

KOPER - The expected rise in sea level in the coming decades could affect some 3,800 people living on the Slovenian coast, destroying fertile soil and flooding some nature reserves out of existence, a study by researchers the geography department of the Koper Faculty of Humanities has found. Sea level in Slovenia has risen by 10 centimetres in the past 50 years with the rise in the past 20 years above European and global average. Scientists expect global sea level could rise by up to 100 centimetres by 2100.

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