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Slovenia to ban public gatherings of more than five persons

Ljubljana, 18 March - The Slovenian government will ban public gatherings of more than five persons in order to fight the coronavirus epidemic. The relevant decree is expected to be adopted on Wednesday, Defence Minister Aleš Hojs said after the government session.

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Aleš Hojs (pictured) takes over as interior minister from Boštjan Poklukar.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

He said the ban would be modelled on Austria's. It will be policed and fines will be put in place for violators.

Austria banned public gatherings of more than five persons starting on Monday.

People are allowed to leave home for work that cannot not be postponed, to buy groceries and to help others. They may go outdoors, but only alone or with people living in the same household.

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