Slovenia will from Monday ease restrictions that have been imposed since the middle of March to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the government said late on Thursday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Slovenia, which borders Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, has so far confirmed 1,268 coronavirus cases and 61 people have died. Wednesday was the first day since March 29 with no coronavirus-related deaths reported.
Slovenia had closed all shops, apart from food and drug stores. A government statement said that most shops, including those selling furniture, cars, bicycles and construction material as well as car service centers will be opened from April 20.
Hairdressers, beauty parlors and pet grooming centers will open on May 4, the government said.
Schools, kindergartens, universities, libraries and cultural institutions remain closed, while public transport continues to be suspended.