The Slovenia Times

Quarantine mandatory for all in close contact with Omicron


Ljubljana - All those who have had a high-risk contact with a person highly suspected to be infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus will have to quarantine at home. The rule, adopted by the government on Friday, also applies to those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have already recovered from it.

A high-risk contact is a person confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant or a person who was in the past 14 days in one of the countries where this variant is highly spread, according to the changes to the government regulation on exceptions to quarantine at home, which enter into force tomorrow.

These countries are, as the government decided last week, the South African Republic, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini.

Passengers from these African states arriving in Slovenia are required to take three PCR tests during their mandatory 10-day quarantine, which was imposed on Saturday.

The government also expanded today a list of anti-Covid vaccines used in Slovenia with Covaxin, which is produced by Indian company Bharat Biotech.

The vaccine has been on the WHO-approved list of vaccines since early November, while the Slovenian vaccination advisory group endorsed it last week.


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