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Slovakia has 22 new coronavirus cases

The total number of cases exceeded 310.

Testing the samples at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Coping with the coronavirus: Slovakia opens some shops but tightens hygienic measures

The crisis staff has agreed on a number of new rules, valid as of Monday, March 30.

People in protective masks on public transport in Bratislava.
Culture & lifestyle

Lana Del Rey and Friends. America makes students’ wishes come true

Mária and Patrícia embraced American culture in summer 2019.

Two women sit on a bench opposite an ice-cream parlour in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA.

Private labs join the coronavirus testing

Sampling sites to be established in front of all hospitals.

Testing the samples in Medirex.
Culture & lifestyle

Slovak film distributor: The Japanese learned from the past. We too must change

Firms and people able to adapt to new circumstances will keep going.

Ivan Hronec, who owns the company Film Europe, says in an interview that what we are experiencing now resembles the Earth being hit by an asteroid.

Good news from Slovakia: STU and Matador work on a lung ventilator prototype

They want to help in the most critical moments.

Slovak University of Technology

Green light for government to collect data from mobile phones to halt the virus

Public Health Authority will collect data from telecom operators with the exception of the content of messages and phone calls.

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Man at work sign is one of Bratislava's most popular landmarks

Most tourists don't leave Bratislava without a picture with the iconic Čumil.

Rubberneck (Čumil)

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PM Igor Matovič announces new measures. He called on pensioners to stay home.

Masks will be obligatory, new measures mainly aimed at the elderly

Cabinet and crisis staff sat well into the night, introduced new set of measures.

Trend lays off its political reporters

The weekly has also temporarily changed its periodicity.

The Trend and Plus 7 Dní weeklies have new owners.

Despite a daily capacity of 1,000, only 300 tests are being carried out

PM Igor Matovič wants to significantly increase the number of tests per day by involving private and academic labs.

Patients waiting in front of the University Hospital Bratislava to be tested.
PM Igor Matovič and President Zuzana Čaputová

Ordinary PM has to cope with extraordinary times

Matovič rains on Pellegrini’s final parade: All we found was empty shelves.

We are suited to thrive in difficult circumstances

Shared hardship is often, counterintuitively, good for mental health.

Bratislava's SNP Square was packed in 2018. Today, it's a desert

Responsibility drew masses to the squares two years ago, now it dictates people should not gather.

SNP Square in Bratislava in March 2018 versus now (March 2020).
Views from the Visual Pyramide

Visual Pyramid will disappear from Súľov in autumn

The pyramid was temporarily placed in Súľov. It attracted many people and the village is not interested in extending the pyramid's lifetime.

Ancient coins in the east, “Rubberneck” in the west

Read a roundup of travel and culture stories for March 23-29, 2020.

Tourists climb up a ladder in the national park Slovenský raj.

A hike in Belianske Tatry resembles a walk on Mars

Belianske Tatry was closed in 1978, but not completely.

Tourists walk to a mountain hut by the Green Mountain Lake (Zelené pleso) in Belianske Tatry.

Archaeologists unearth treasure in Obišovce

It was probably hidden by a priest who told no one it was there.

Staying at home? Here are some movies and series to pass the time

All cinemas are closed, so we have to rely on streaming services for entertainment.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Cars will be cast away from the Tyršovo embankment

Part of the wild car park is already fenced.

The fenced part of the wild parking lot on Tyršovo Nábrežie
Petra Vlhová after winning the giant slalom at 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden.

Petra Vlhová is a ski celebrity but remains an ordinary girl

The Slovak skier is a world champion and has two World Cup globes.

Sagan was a winner the moment he began to pedal a bike

I enjoy my life, says the star of the cycling world.


How does the football business in Slovakia work?

The football business in Slovakia resembles a black hole.

From left to the right: Ivan Kmotrík Jr. of Slovan Bratislava, Jozef Antošík of MŠK Žilina, and Róbert Rybníček of AS Trenčín.