Speaker Zorčič, Minister Tonin test positive for coronavirus

Ljubljana – Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation, the parliament said on Friday, while Defence Minister Matej Tonin, the president of the coalition New Slovenia (NSi), also said on Twitter he has tested positive.

Zorčič tested positive on Thursday and was thus among the 9,858 infections confirmed in Slovenia that day.

Tonin meanwhile tweeted today that coronavirus had found him. “I am positive. Currently without any symptoms. Vaccination works. Take care of yourselves, stay healthy,” he said.

Currently, there are 96,481 actively infected people in the country, meaning nearly 5% of the population is infected, according to data by the National Institute of Public Health.