the first European country to declare end of COVID-19 pandemic
The tiny country of Slovenia, a mountainous country of simply two million folks, is the first European country to declare an end to the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
The Slovenian authorities mentioned on Friday that the COVID-19 unfold is underneath management and there’s no longer a necessity for extraordinary well being measures.
People now arriving in Slovenia from different EU states will now not be obliged to go into quarantine for not less than seven days, as had been the case from early April.
However, these arriving from non-EU states will nonetheless have to endure a quarantine of not less than 14 days, aside from some exemptions together with diplomats and folks transporting cargo. Any international residents who present indicators of an infection will nonetheless not be allowed to enter the country.
Bars and eating places alongside small inns with up to 30 rooms may even be allowed to open from the begin of subsequent week.
The first coronavirus case in Slovenia was recorded on March 4 in a returnee from neighbouring Italy. The nationwide epidemic was proclaimed on March 12. By May 13, there have been 1,467 confirmed circumstances and 103 deaths in Slovenia.
An announcement by Slovenia’s National Institute of Public Health mentioned all indicators associated to the coronavirus illness at present factors in direction of a slowdown in the unfold of the virus in the inhabitants throughout the country.
The Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa advised the parliament that Slovenia has the finest epidemiological image in Europe as of now.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa mentioned
“Today Slovenia has the best epidemic situation in Europe, which enables us to call off the general epidemic.”
According to the Slovenia Ministry of Health, the country recorded just one constructive coronavirus case on Thursday with no casualties. In reality, solely 35 folks had been contaminated with coronavirus over the previous two weeks. The ministry additionally knowledgeable that the reproductive fee of the virus that is named the R score or R0 was under 1.
For now although, Public gatherings stay banned whereas social distancing guidelines and mask-wearing stay obligatory in public areas. Widescale testing, in addition to contact tracing, will proceed to not less than till the end of the month.