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Minister announces gradual easing of retail and service sector restrictions after Easter

Ljubljana, 8 April - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšk announced on Wednesday at a government coronavirus crisis briefing that his ministry had proposed a gradual easing of restrictions in place for retail and service businesses after the Easter holidays.

Ljubljana, vlada.
Novinarska konferenca o aktualnem dogajanju v zvezi z novim koronavirusom.
Minister za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo Zdravko Počivalšek.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana, vlada.
Novinarska konferenca o aktualnem dogajanju v zvezi z novim koronavirusom.
Minister za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo Zdravko Počivalšek.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

He said tyre repair shops, car washes, mechanic shops, and technical goods repair services would gradually reopen after Easter. Stores selling construction material will also reopen, which is important to ensure self-sufficiency and enable people to work from home, the minister said.

Later, a gradual reopening of stores selling technical goods is planned, meaning shops selling household appliances and furniture.

Počivalšek stressed that the epidemiologic situation would be monitored and that each individual would have to follow recommendations of the Public Health Institute.

Production has not been restricted so far and will also not be restricted in the future, the minister added, noting that employers must provide for the safety of staff.

No coronavirus hotspots have been recorded in production facilities, so in most companies work is running without disturbances, he said.

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