BELGRADE, Serbia 

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the countries of the Western Balkans continues to rise.

The number of people infected with the virus in Slovenia – which borders Italy, the worst-hit country in Europe – rose to 25.

Nina Pirnat, head of the National Institute of Public Health, said that there is no epidemic in the country as yet but that prudent measures could prevent one.

The number of cases in Croatia, which also borders Italy, climbed to 13.

Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic called for the cancellation of events with more than 1,000 participants.

Bozinovic announced that people coming

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