Slovenia Keeps Broadening Efforts to Limit the Spread of the New Coronavirus
There is no panic due to coronavirus in Slovenia. The government takes the epidemic seriously and continues to protect the safety of its citizens. In this regard, the country’s authorities have taken additional measures to stop the spread of the virus.
Thus, starting from 16 March 2020, Slovenia has suspended all railway and road passenger transportations. Since 19 March 2020, the competent authorities have imposed additional restrictions when crossing the Slovenian-Italian border reducing the number of operating entry check points with Italy. Only four automobile check points with Italy are currently available: Vrtojba, Fernetiči, Škofije and Krvavi Potok.
The government also takes care of the most vulnerable categories of Slovenia’s population – people with disabilities, senior citizens and pregnant women. The state has established the hours (from 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) when the above groups of people have the prerogative right to do shopping in supermarkets. In order to provide care for the elderly and representatives of other socially vulnerable groups within the framework of cooperation between various institutions and enterprises, a volunteer network has also been organised to deliver hot meals and other life essential goods.
Slovenia successfully fights against the epidemic and at the same time makes sure that the life of its citizens proceeds as calmly as possible. Given the seriousness of the measures taken, there is every reason to think positively and hope that life will soon return to normal.