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Society Press Review 1:00

Paper says Slovenia reminiscent of Bergamo in spring

Primorske Novice argues in Wednesday's commentary that Slovenia is turning into Bergamo, the Italian city at the epicentre of the first wave of the epidemic, as morgues fill up and crematoriums working overtime.

Society Nov 24, 2020, 17:19

Condemnation as public health chief harassed by prominent anti-masker

The director of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) Milan Krek was harassed by the rapper Zlatan Čordić - Zlatko, a prominent anti-masker, and another man on the street on Monday, drawing condemnation both from the NIJZ and the medical profession.

Society Nov 24, 2020, 15:44

Chief coronavirus adviser says extension of restrictions needed

Bojana Beović, the head of the government's coronavirus task force, has announced that the group will propose the extension of existing restrictions this week. It is not possible to talk about potential changes until the most recent measures show effects, which is expected at the end of this week, Beović told the STA.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 15:22

Amnesty urges parliament to reject higher fines for gatherings

Amnesty International Slovenia has called on the National Assembly to reject a proposal to increase fines for flouting restriction on public gatherings which is part of the sixth economic stimulus package. The NGO thinks the measure would be disproportionate and not in line with best public health practices.

Society Nov 24, 2020, 14:00

Weather: Mostly sunny with morning fog

Skies over Slovenia will be mostly clear on Wednesday although morning fog or low cloud is expected in low-lying areas in the morning. Early morning temperatures will range from -6 to -1 degrees Celsius, dropping to -8 in Alpine valleys and rising to 2 on the coast.

Business Nov 24, 2020, 13:53

Businesses urge using rapid tests as way to reopen economy

The Slovenian Business Club has called for a widespread testing by means of rapid tests and prompt preparation of testing protocols in order to detect as many coronavirus infections as possible, contain their spread, and allow the economy to reopen.