Slovenian Prime Minister Jansa tests positive for Covid-19

By AFP 09 February 2022 | 12:46 p.m. Slovenia’s conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa said on Wednesday he had tested positive for Covid-19, just as the EU country of two million people sees a drop in new infections. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa arrives on the second day of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Slovenian conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa said Wednesday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, just as the EU country of two million people sees a drop in new infections. “For two years, we have managed to avoid the coronavirus. Yesterday, during a self-test, my two children were positive, I was negative. Today, unfortunately, mine is also + (positive), ”wrote Jansa on his Twitter account, posting a photo of his antigen self-test. Jansa said his symptoms were mild at the moment and did not say whether he would undergo a PCR test, which the government no longer requires to confirm an infection under recently changed rules. Jansa took power in March 2020 just days after the outbreak was declared in Slovenia. It has been accused by the centre-left opposition of inadequately managing health measures and the vaccination campaign, causing a relatively high death rate compared to other European countries with more than 6,000 deaths so far. Slovenia has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the European Union with 57% of the population fully vaccinated. Over the past week, health authorities said the fifth wave of coronavirus was waning – the number of new cases fell to some 5,000 on Wednesday from more than 20,000 a week ago. 4 minutes ago, Inter Milan marked Jose Mourinho’s return to San Siro on Tuesday by knocking their idol’s new side Roma out of the Italian Cup 2-0 and reaching the semi-finals. 6 minutes ago, Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva said on Wednesday that there would be a major investigation into the circulation of a dangerous amount of methanol in gasoline imported into Nigeria. Sylva said this during a press briefing after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja. He did not reveal the identities… 23 minutes ago, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) promised to use modern technology to re-secure the Nigeria if elected. 26 minutes ago Award-winning author Anietie Isong will soon see her novel, Radio Sunrise, come to life as production on the film adaptation begins in early 2022. The novel, Radio Sunrise, which was shortlisted for the 9mobile Prize for Literature in 2018 and won the Mckitterick Prize 2018, will see two top production companies in Nigeria –…53 minutes ago, Iliya Habila said. On Tuesday, a statement from Joint Task Force personnel stationed in Boi said Kadijah was kidnapped with her baby from an undisclosed location on…

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