Slovenia has become the first European country to announce an end to coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic at home. Prime Minister Janez Jansa made a statement in this regard just two months after the epidemic was declared.
Slovenian government’s official twitter handle on Thursday said, “The government continues to relax restrictions adopted due to the #COVID19 epidemic.”
“On Wednesday, the government considerably eased the restrictions adopted during the epidemic. This will be followed by a 14-day observation period, and any further wider easing measures will reappear on the agenda in early June,” said the government’s communication office.
A mountainous nation of two million people, it stated that the COVID-19 spread is under control and there is no longer a need for extraordinary health measures.
“Today Slovenia has the best epidemic situation in Europe, which enables us to call off the general epidemic,” PM Janez Jansa was quoted as saying by an AlJazeera report.
The government’s official statement said that EU residents are free to cross into Slovenia from Austria, Italy, and Hungary at predetermined checkpoints, while most non-EU nationals will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Slovenia first European nation to declare end of coronavirus epidemic at homehttps://t.co/1BtsF1VO5j
— Zee News English (@ZeeNewsEnglish) May 15, 2020