About 2,230 PCR tests were performed on Saturday and 783 coronavirus infections were confirmed, which is 35 percent of all results. Yesterday, 1,749 PCR tests were performed and 677 new cases were confirmed. The share of positive tests was 38.7 percent. Approximately 638 patients with COVID-19 are treated in regular wards and an additional 236 in intensive care units. Another 16 people lost their battle with the disease.
Marjan Maček: Better compliance with the measures gives concrete results, as the number of infections is declining daily
Marjan Maček, Head of the Financial Supervision Sector at the Financial Administration, He emphasized that in December the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia continued to tighten control over the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic under the Infectious Diseases Act.
Between 15 November 2021 and Thursday, 9 December 2021, financial inspectors carried out 3773 on-the-spot checks and checked compliance with the RVT condition on 18,345 persons. In 530 inspections (14 percent), 561 irregularities were identified. Most irregularities (471) were found in relation to compliance with the RVT condition, 73 in relation to the wearing of masks, twelve were related to the conditions for performing catering activities and five were related to disinfectants.
The inspectors issued ten payment orders with a total fine of EUR 32,000 for the identified irregularities in relation to the fulfillment of the RVT condition. In addition, 550 alerts were issued in cases where the inspection was carried out for the first time and the irregularity was rectified immediately. Out of a total of 550 irregularities, 392 were found in taxable persons engaged in catering, 56 in taxable persons engaged in commercial activity, 44 related to taxable persons engaged in other service activities, twelve at petrol stations, seven at tire vulcanizers and another 50 relate to taxpayers providing other services.
During this period, one oral decision was issued banning the activity until the elimination of irregularities and four decisions banning the activity and closing down catering operators due to catering activities in violation of a government decree banning catering activities at food or beverage fairs. , which take place outdoors (stand-alone mobile stands, mobile stands in a row or group).
The Financial Administration carried out more than 7,700 such supervisory inspections annually and imposed fines totaling € 132,600.
Maček explained that the Financial Administration has noticed the positive effects of stricter controls in that the share of inspections in which irregularities were found is decreasing. In the last week, between 6 December and 9 December 2021, the proportion of inspections found to be irregular was 12%, compared to an average of 20% from the beginning of the year to 9 December 2021, 5 percent. Maček was convinced that the stricter control, which contributed to better compliance with the prescribed measures, gave concrete results, as the number of infections was falling day by day. The Financial Administration will continue to carry out supervision on weekends and holidays.
Inspector Gašperlin: The goal of our supervision is to ensure that the condition of RVT is met
Acting Chief Market Inspector Martina Gašperlin, said about 650 inspections were carried out between December 6 and December 12, 2021. Two oral decisions were issued for violations in the hospitality industry, which prohibited the practice of catering. One temporary ban on trading was also issued due to non-verification of the RVT status of service users. In cases where the violations were not remedied despite a prior warning, two payment orders were issued for non-verification of the client’s compliance with the RVT condition.
Gašperlin assured that the aim of the control of the Market Inspectorate was to ensure compliance with the condition of RVT by service users and providers of goods and services. She was looking forward to the increasing status of the RVT, including the verification of an identity document. Due to the holidays and the gift-giving season, more shoppers are expected in the shops, so field inspectors will carry out inspections to ensure a safe environment for all and consequently a more peaceful, healthy and enjoyable holiday. period, concluded Gašperlin.