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Cap on public events, rallies up from 10 to 50

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Ljubljana - As easing of coronavirus restrictions continues following the government's 12 May decisions, some changes kicked in today, when up to 50 persons are allowed to gather for organised public events and rallies, up from previously 10.

The other restrictions governing such events remain in place: face masks must be worn indoors, and a distance of at least 1.5 metres must be kept indoors and outdoors.

Several countries are also no longer on the list of high-risk red countries, including Slovakia and Israel.

Quarantine can meanwhile be again interrupted, if imposed on entry into Slovenia, after five days in case of a negative PCR test.

Already yesterday, cultural events were allowed to reopen to 50% sitting capacity outdoors and indoors for visitors who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered from Covid-19.

More people have also been allowed to attend religious services since yesterday.

Further easing is kicking in on Monday, when all secondary school and university students will be allowed to fully return to in-person schooling.

The government opted for the latest series of relaxations after Slovenia entered yellow tier of infections as Covid hospitalisations fell below 500 and the seven-day average of new infections below 600. It nevertheless formally extended the epidemic by another 30 days, starting on 17 May.


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