Most stores in Slovenia will close at midnight

Ljubljana, 15 March - The vast majority of retail establishments in Slovenia will close at midnight under a government decree adopted on Sunday to contain the coronavirus epidemic. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, post offices, petrol stations, news stands and stores selling agricultural products will remain open.

Energy company Petrol inaugurates HopIN shop in Slovenska street.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Within 24 hours the National Institute of Public health will also issue recommendations about limits to the number of customers that may be in a shop at a given time. The decree does not come with a time limit, it will remain in place until it is revoked.

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