Still the way to Croatia and back is for Austrians-free. Slovenia is considering but to close the border to the neighboring country then, if there are too many corona cases would not be brought in. The number should continue to rise, “will be a quarantine for all imported coming from Croatia,” said health Minister Tomaz Gantar on Monday evening the TV station POP TV. The excitement was great on Tuesday rowed Slovenia. The confusion is great.
Croatia is, according to Slovenian epidemiologists concerning the Coronavirus is safe, for now. The epidemiological situation is currently comparable with Slovenia: the number of Corona cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days, spent a little over two, said Mario Fafangel from the national Institute for public health (NIJZ) at a press conference on Tuesday.
“It is useful to include Croatia, the epidemiologically safe countries,” said Fafangel, Director of the center for infectious diseases at the NIJZ. The Situation in Croatia will closely watched, said the epidemiologist. “The absolute Numbers are not dramatic, they are at a safe level,” he said and added that the Situation in Croatia will be carefully observed. “Epidemiologically doing something” in both Croatia and in Slovenia, said Fafangel and added that in the next few days will show which direction the Trend is moving.
The press conference on the situation for the Corona pandemic was recognized, according to the Slovenian government spokesman Jelko Kacin on Tuesday, after it came in to the Public excitement, among other things, due to a “too little-thought-out presence of the health Minister Tomaz Gantar,” as it was called. The Minister ruled out on Monday night in a television interview, a renewed closure of the border with Croatia, should increase the number of corona cases.
Slovenia had already opened at the beginning of may to its border with Croatia, especially on the pressure of the Thousands of Slovenian second-home owner is one in a neighbouring country – and to the delight of the Austrians to their favorite holiday destinations of Croatia. Since then, a lively cross-border traffic, the power of the authorities in Ljubljana increasingly nervous. Already in the previous week, the Slovenian government had, was taken from the Western Balkans imported cases already loose in the border regime with countries such as Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and back again.
The foreign Minister of Slovenia Anze Logar stressed on Monday during a visit to his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg in Ljubljana, the determination to tighten the border regime if necessary “prompt” again. “Slovenia can attract in the case of a new outbreak at any time the hand brake and the limit for the affected country to close,” said Logar.