Coronavirus global death toll surpassed 3,200 and the viral respiratory disease has infected more than 90,000 people worldwide. How safe is Slovenia from Coronavirus with the first infection confirmed?
In breaking news: the First case of Coronavirus in Slovenia.
The first case of Coronavirus confirmed in Slovenia just a day after the Slovenian member of the Regional Council was also infected with Coronavirus in Italy.
The first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Slovenia was just a matter of time. Former Prime Minister Marjan Šarec said on Twitter yesterday evening that the first infection with the novel Coronavirus had been confirmed in Slovenia. Health Minister Aleš Šabeder addressed the press after the announcement, saying that the infected person had come to Slovenia from Morocco via Italy.
A possible move from the government and the EU member states to restrict entry for travelers who have recently been to China might be applied in the following weeks if the Coronavirus remains to spread around Slovenia. The health officials and the Slovenian government are advising against traveling to China.
The first cases of Coronavirus have also been confirmed in Hungary.
Hungary has also confirmed its first case of Coronavirus. “Two patients have been taken into medical care due to coronavirus infections,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a Facebook video message. While the situation in Italy keeps getting worst by the day, with a total of 107 deaths due to Coronavirus and over 2000 infected people. Italy orders closure of all schools and universities due to coronavirus.
How to protect yourself from the Coronavirus in Slovenia?
We have gathered basic protective measures anyone can follow against the new Coronavirus while traveling or staying in Slovenia:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
- Maintain at least 1 meters (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China where 2019-nCoV has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
- Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products.
Slovenia joins the efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus by sending assistance in kind (1.2 million facemasks) to the People’s Republic of China, thus being among the first countries to respond through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism by providing the most generous donation per capita. In addition, Slovenia will also allocate a EUR 60,000 donation to the World Health Organisation.