Slovenia is the first country in Europe to declare the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Such a declaration appeared at Thursday’s parliamentary meeting in the country.
In the last two weeks the number of new diagnosed cases of coronavirus in Slovenia has not exceeded seven per day. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic two months ago, nearly 1,500 infections have been diagnosed in the country and 103 people have died. For example, out of nearly 1,000 tests carried out on 13 May, only one was positive. Slovenia has 2 million inhabitants.
The end of the pandemic in Slovenia means that people coming to the country from other EU countries will no longer have to go through quarantine. The quarantine obligation is maintained for non-EU nationals, except for diplomats or cargo carriers. As of Monday 18 May, classes 1-3 and final grades of upper secondary schools also return.
The sanitary regime is maintained. The obligation to wear masks in closed buildings, to keep a 1.5-metre distance and to disinfect hands will continue.