LJUBLJANA, OCTOBER 19 - Slovenia is recording a constant and progressive increase in coronavirus infections, and authorities have declared the state of epidemic lasting a month, imposing a night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am. Today in a press conference, the Interior minister Ales Hojs said that the curfew will not affect people with work obligations or other emergencies, whereas the maximum number of people who can gather in public areas is now 6 (from 10). Therefore, all events, including religious ceremonies, have been suspended until further notice. Shops and malls will not close, and public transport's regular operation is confirmed, although remote working and distance learning have been encouraged. The curfew and other measures restricting movement from one region to another will take effect from midnight today. The contagion cases in Slovenia in the last 24 hours were 537 compared to 2,637 tests carried out, with a test-positivity incidence that slightly exceeds 20%. Since yesterday, another death related to Covid-19 has occurred. There are 289 patients in the hospitals, of which 55 are in intensive care. (ANSA).