Thirteen public health institutions and a private concessionaire have received the much discussed ventilators Siriusmed R30 ordered through Geneplanet. Although the Health Ministry decided in May that they could be kept only if additional equipment is supplied to make them suitable for Covid-19 patients only two hospitals received this equipment.
Nine new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections were confirmed in Slovenia in 890 tests performed on Monday, while one person died, according to the most recent data provided by the government on Tuesday. This brings the total number of confirmed infections so far to 2,190 and deaths to 123.
Fierce storms with winds exceeding 120 km/h hit western Slovenia Monday afternoon. The coastal region seemed to be hit hardest, with locals clearing debris, fallen trees and pumping water late into the night.
The newspaper Delo argues in Tuesday's front-page commentary that the problems of the automotive industry started before the coronavirus but the pandemic exposed all its hidden faults.
More of the changeable weather is expected in Slovenia on Tuesday, with local showers or thunderstorms scattered around the country. Morning lows will range from 13 to 19 degrees Celsius, and daytime highs from 20 to 27 degrees.
Staff shortages and poor infrastructure do not justify improvised government strategies to address care home struggles in the light of coronavirus infections, says the newspaper Večer on Tuesday, calling for systemic and sustainable solutions before the second Covid-19 wave.
Aug 3, 2020, 19:03
The Association of Social Institutions has left the government task force for Covid-19 after their demands regarding the treatment of infected residents of care homes off-site have not been met. The Labour Ministry said it regretted the association's decision, while the Health Ministry said the association shared part of the blame for the issues.