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A new record: On Friday, we recorded almost two thousand new coronavirus infections in Slovenia

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On Friday, 1,963 new infections with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia, with 7,025 tests administered. The share of positive tests was 27.94 percent, which means that every fourth test was positive. On Friday, 18 patients died of the COVID-19 disease, raising the total to 234. 449 people were being treated in hospitals across Slovenia, of which 63 needed intensive care. Five patients were discharged from hospitals on Friday.

Serbia no longer on the green list
The government is changing the list of red and green countries due to the deteriorating epidemiological situations in other countries. Thus, Serbia has been dropped from the list of green countries, so there are no more European countries or parts of European countries on the green list. Most of the border regions of Slovenia’s neighbouring countries are also on the extended red list. The decree will take effect on Monday.

With the decree, the government reduced the number of countries or regions on the green list, i.e., the epidemiologically safe countries or administrative units of countries from which one can return to Slovenia without being sent into home quarantine. Serbia is thus no longer on the green list; only Australia, New Zealand, and Uruguay remain among the green countries.

Zagreb also on the red list
However, the list of red countries and region has expanded. The whole of Austria, with the exception of Austrian Carinthia, is now on it. The red list also includes several parts of Italy, the entirety of which has so far been on the orange list. Friuli-Venezia Giulia, which borders Slovenia, Veneto, and other northern Italian provinces, are also among the 14 red Italian provinces.

So far, six other counties have joined the six Croatian administrative units already on the red list, including the Zagreb administrative unit and the city of Zagreb, too. Istria and the County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, which cover the area of Kvarner and Gorski Kotar, remain orange for the time being.

Both Hungarian regions that border on Slovenia are also on the red list, as well as 14 other regions in Hungary, including Budapest.

Ivan Šokić