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Slovenia introduces stricter restrictions amid rise of COVID-19 infections

Author Radomir Ralev
Slovenia introduces stricter restrictions amid rise of COVID-19 infections Lorenzo Magnis/CC BY-ND 2.0

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), January 10 (SeeNews) - Slovenia introduced restrictions in the use of public transport across the country amid a risе in the number of new coronavirus infections, the government said on Monday.

As of January 10, public transport in the country can only be used by vaccinated persons or persons who were infected with COVID-19 in the last six months or possess a negative PCR test, as wearing a mask in transport is mandatory, the government said.

At the same time, the government cut to seven days from ten days the quarantine after a high-risk contact or when entering the country without a COVID-19 certificate.

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed since the outbreak of the pandemic in Slovenia, a country with a population of 2.1 million, totalled 478,860 as of January 7. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 6,095. As of January 1, a total of 2,761,251 vaccine doses have been administered.

Slovenia registered its first cases of the novel Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 on December 14.

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