LJUBLJANA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Slovenia rose by 23 to 57 by 2.p.m.local time (1300 GMT) on Wednesday, according to the Slovenian Press Agency STA. So far, 2,270 people have been tested.
A primary school in Kamnik, a town in northern Slovenia, has been closed for two weeks after a teacher tested positive.
Some new confirmed cases were reported by UKC Ljubljana hospital. According to the hospital's director Janez Poklukar, the infected are mostly part of UKC's leadership and had little contact with patients.
The government has decided to let head of the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration Srecko Sestan in charge of efforts to contain the virus.
Slovenia introduced health checks along its border with Italy on Wednesday to prevent transmission of coronavirus.
The checks will be conducted on people who are not Slovenian citizens or not registered as permanent or temporary residents in Slovenia, the government communication office announced.