By: P.T., STA
PM Janez Janša and medical experts are not in favour of schools and kindergartens reopening soon, arguing the epidemiological situation has worsened after Christmas holidays.
Janša said as he met representatives of teachers today that the government would decide on the matter on Thursday, but could not tell what the decision would be.
Shutdown of non-essential stores and services extended
The government has extended the shutdown of non-essential shops and services by another week until 13 January. Several existing exceptions will continue to apply, including shops selling mainly groceries, personal care and cleaning items, pharmacies, stores selling medical and orthopaedic equipment, farming shops, petrol stations, financial services, post offices and delivery services. Also allowed to remain open are newsagents and hair salons, among several other exceptions.