Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, March 29 2021

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Circuit breaker lockdown to be imposed from 1 April

BRDO PRI KRANJU - The government endorsed the proposal of the Covid-19 advisory team to impose an 11-day circuit breaker lockdown starting on 1 April in a bid to help hospitals cope with an expected influx in Covid-19 patients following an increase in Slovenia's coronavirus transmission rates. The decision means non-essential shops and services dealing directly with customers will be shut down and schools will switch to remote classes, while public transport will run on Sunday schedule. Gatherings will be banned and movement will be restricted to region of residence expect for Easter Sunday when up to two households will be able to meet. The measures were taken after a majority supported them in a cross-party meeting hosted by President Borut Pahor which, however, the centre-left opposition failed to attend.

After 640 more coronavirus infections 7-day average at 944

LJUBLJANA - Anther 640 people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday to push the rolling 7-day average up by a further 17 to 944, as seven Covid-19 patients died, fresh government data show. The number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 rose by two to 499 after 29 patients were discharged yesterday. Intensive care cases dropped by two to 105. A total of 229,553 people have received their first dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 and 112,087 have received two.

Border restrictions stiffened from Monday

BRDO PRI KRANJU - Slovenia will step up restrictions on its borders on Monday in advance of an eleven-day circuit-breaker lockdown over Easter. Under the government's decision, travel to red-listed countries - all of Slovenia's neighbours are on the red list - will be prohibited except for cross-border commuters, transit, goods and certain other emergency exemptions.

Germany win team event in Planica, Geiger rounds off victory

PLANICA - Germany won the final team event of the Ski Jumping World Cup on the giant hill in Planica ahead of Japan and Austria. Karl Geiger rounded off the victory by taking the individual event ahead of Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi and compatriot Markus Eisenbichler. Geiger and Kobayashi split the victory in the overall World Cup ski flying rankings, while the Crystal Globe went to Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud.

Nika Križnar wins Ski Jumping Globe

TCHAIKOVSKY, Russia - Nika Križnar won the overall Ski Jumping World Cup to secure the first ever Crystal Globe trophy in the discipline in the women's competition for Slovenia. The 21-year-old placed third in today's event in Tchaikovsky, Russia, to pip Japanese Sara Takanashi to the trophy by nine points after the second series was cancelled due to strong winds. The winner of today's event, Austria's Marita Kramer placed third overall, 11 points behind Križnar.

Slovenians win Zadar challenger

ZADAR, Croatia - Slovenian tennis players Blaž Kavčič and Blaž Rola won the doubles competition at the ATP challenger tournament in Zadar, their first victory at a challenger-type event. They beat the Slovak pairing of Lukaš Klein and Alex Molčan 2:6, 6:2 and 10:3. In the singles competition, Rola was eliminated on the first round while Kavčič was ejected in the quarter-final.

Bratislava-Split tourist train to cross Slovenia

LJUBLJANA - A EuroNight train taking passengers from Slovakia's Bratislava via Vienna to Croatia's coastal city of Split later this year will cross Slovenia, with stops in the Slovenian towns of Maribor, Celje, Sevnica and Dobova. The first train will leave Bratislava on 18 June before 4pm to arrive in Split next day before 10am, stopping in Slovenia late in the evening, according to the Austrian railways.

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