STA, 7 September 2020 - Slovenia recorded 25 new coronavirus cases from 706 tests on Sunday, which brings the overall tally of cases to 3,190, out of which 525 remain active, according to combined data from the government and tracker site covid-19.sledilnik.org.
No new Covid-19-related fatalities were reported, while the number of hospitalisations rose by three to 26, four of whom require intensive treatment.
Data from the tracker site show that for almost a week now there have been no new infections among residents or staff at care homes, where most of Slovenia's 135 Covid-19-related fatalities have been recorded.
The number of new cases is down from 43 recorded on Saturday when 1,212 tests were performed.
Over the past week 307 new coronavirus infections were confirmed, 89 more than the week before.
Inspectors found no violations of face mask rule this weekend
STA, 7 September 2020 - Health inspectors did not detect any violations of the anti-coronavirus rules and hence did not issue any fines between Friday, when a decree imposing fines for failure to wear face masks and sanitise hands in public indoor venues came into force, and Sunday. No one was reported flouting the rules at the Franja Marathon.
During the past three days, the inspectors oversaw the implementation of the decree in more than 140 restaurants, pubs and cafes and at almost 50 events, including the Franja Marathon, the largest cycling event in Slovenia.
Altogether, they visited more than 200 facilities, including shops and public toilets. They also appeared at football matches, cultural events, weddings and picnic spots.
Apart from checking if everyone was heeding public health guidelines, they were mostly overseeing the implementation of the face mask and hand sanitising rules and found no one falling foul of them.
The Health Inspectorate employs 84 inspectors. Between 40 and 60 of them are in the field every day.
Last week, the government changed the legal basis for the mandatory wearing of face masks or other face coverings and compulsory hand sanitising in public indoor spaces to make it possible to actually fine those who flout the rules. The decree comes in the wake of increasing numbers of new coronavirus cases.
The fines for violating the decree range from EUR 400 and EUR 4,000.
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