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News roundup - Tuesday, 24 August, until 3pm

Ljubljana, 24 August - Below is a roundup of major events on Tuesday, 24 August, until 3pm local time:

Number of new coronavirus infections up to 477

LJUBLJANA - The number of daily reported new coronavirus infections in Slovenia is currently similar to the numbers recorded in mid-May, with 477 new cases confirmed in 2,489 PCR tests on Monday, according to data provided by the National Institute of Public Health. The 14-day incidence per 100,000 population rose by 12 to 175, and the 7-day average of confirmed daily cases was up by 24 to 328.

Illegal migration down by 40% in first seven months y/y

LJUBLJANA - Police dealt with 4,495 illegal crossings of the border in the first seven months of 2021, some 40% fewer than in the same period last year, when there were 7,577. The most frequently processed illegal migrants were from Afghanistan (975), Pakistan (806) and Bangladesh (522).

Conventa Week kicks off in hybrid form

LJUBLJANA - Conventa Week started in Ljubljana today, combining the Conventa Trade Show and the 2021 Conventa Crossover conference. The event will bring together 75 exhibitors from 13 countries and 126 guests from 24 countries and will simultaneously take place live and online until Friday.

Festival of poetry and wine celebrating 25th anniversary

PTUJ - The city of Ptuj is hosting the 25th Days of Poetry and Wine from 24 to 28 August. Czech and Portuguese poets Petr Borkovec and Ana Luisa Amaral will be the guests of honour and the Open Letter to Europe will be written and read by German poet Durs GrĂ¼nbein.

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