Slovenia on Saturday reported 1,250 new coronavirus cases after 4,730 tests carried out and 12 COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours, with 26.4 percent of tests performed returning positive.
Currently, 605 infected people are receiving hospital treatment and 140 of them are in intensive care. The number of active cases has continued to grow and has now reached 13,911, while the death toll since the start of the epidemic in March 2020 has risen to 4,112.
The government has extended for 30 days the period during which it can legally impose new measures to contain the spread of the virus. However, it has eased some of the restrictions relating to the 11-days lockdown that expires on Sunday.
As of Monday, schools will resume face-to-face classes and wearing a face mask outdoors will not be mandatory any more. An overnight curfew will remain in force only in several regions with the worst epidemiological situation, and the ban on travel between regions will remain in place for at least another week because the whole country is still considered a red zone, the government announced after a meeting on Friday night.