Face masks compulsory again indoors and on public transport

Ljubljana, 24 June - The government decided on Wednesday to reintroduce the obligatory use of protective masks in closed public spaces and on public transport. The disinfecting of hands is also compulsory again, Health Minister Tomaž Gantar said, explaining the measures, in force from Thursday, are a result of an increase in recorded Covid-19 cases in recent days.

Health Minister Tomaž Gantar.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

The minister told the press that 20 new infections had been confirmed in Slovenia between 20 and 24 June.

He announced that the obligatory wearing of masks, which he said had contributed to better results in the past, would be reviewed every two weeks.

The government will continue monitoring the epidemiological situation in Slovenia as well as abroad and introduce additional measures on borders if this proves necessary, Gantar added.

Due to new restrictions on borders in recent days, quarantine has been imposed in around 2,700 cases, the minister moreover explained.

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