Restrictions broadly unchanged as state of epidemic extended by a month

Brdo pri Kranju – The government has extended the majority of coronavirus restrictions by another week as it prolonged the state of the epidemic by another thirty days as part of its weekly review of measures on Wednesday.

“The current epidemic situation … requires a new, temporally limited declaration of the epidemic across the entire territory of Slovenia,” the government said.

The one relaxation the government opted for is allowing all construction services to reopen as of 15 March without the need for workers to be tested.

Builders have been allowed to perform services for business clients, but work for households has been suspended to reduce contact.

Construction companies have been urging the government to reopen at least for outdoor work.

There are also some changes on the red list of countries concerning individual regions in Denmark, Greece, Italy and Spain.

In neighbouring Italy, all regions bar Sardinia and Sicily are on the red list.

The government also debated a proposal by Interior Minister Aleš Hojs to shorten the 9pm-6am curfew but decided against any changes since the expert group did not endorse the proposal.

The decision will be on the table again in two weeks.