Slovenia's tally of coronavirus cases at 253

Ljubljana, 16 March - Slovenia registered 253 confirmed coronavirus cases by 2pm Monday, an increase of 34 over the past 24 hours. A total of 6,712 tests have been taken, fresh data posted on the government website shows.

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Coronavirus tests.
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The fresh statistics come as public life in the country has ground to a halt with further measures in the pipeline to slow down the spread of new infections.

All education institutions and most shops have been closed, and public transportation suspended. A ban has been imposed on any form organised child care.

As of midnight, all passenger flights are being banned as well.

The National Security Council is expected to meet to take potential further measures.

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