Wed, 23 Jun 2021

LJUBLJANA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia further eased its COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as all secondary schools and colleges reopened.

According to a decree issued by the government, secondary schools are allowed to reopen from Monday, which means that all students are schooled in person and can reside in dormitories.

Face masks remain mandatory except for physical education classes, while school staff will be required to undergo weekly coronavirus testing, except for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered.

Sports events can be held at 50 percent sitting capacity for visitors who have been vaccinated or have tested negative or recovered.

Meanwhile, the opening hours for hospitality establishments are being extended to 5 a.m.-10 p.m., from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Slovenia logged 113 new cases on Sunday, taking the national tally to 249,424, according to the National Institute of Public Health.

The number of active cases in the country continued to drop, with the latest official estimate putting the figure at around 7,450, according to Maja Bratusa, government spokesperson on COVID-19.

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