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1st European Country to Declare End of C-19

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Slovenia has officially declared an end to coronavirus, reports Newsweek.

Bordered by Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia, Slovenia has become the first European nation to declare an end to its coronavirus epidemic and announced that all indicators point to a slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country's population.

Despite the announcement, many measures implemented to slow the virus from spreading will remain. Some of those restrictions will continue through the end of the month.

The nation also said it will open up certain land border crossings, allowing some European Union nationals to enter the from neighboring countries.

Slovenia registered its first coronavirus case on March 4. It imposed emergency measures just over a week later, on March 12. During its lockdown it closed schools, bars, restaurants and shops which were not those selling essential supplies. Social distancing has been in place and the government said citizens following guidelines had been key in limiting the spread of the disease.

The National Institute for Public Health reported 35 cases of coronavirus had been recorded in the last 14 days. It also noted a reproductive rate below one.

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