Ján Krempaský

Ján Krempaský

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Experts and hospitals oppose the PM: Vaccination, not testing, is a priority

Vaccination rollout in Slovakia not as fast as the available vaccines would allow.13. Jan 2021, at 10:40

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that was later used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia in October 2020.

Slovakia will probably have to adopt a hard lockdown, experts warn

The situation in hospitals is critical.11. Dec 2020, at 17:30

The empty streets of Bratislava during a partial lockdown.

Lockdown could be hard to avoid around Christmastime

Hospitals are filling up and the trend is worsening.2. Dec 2020, at 16:43

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals is on the rise.

Girlfriends visit Speaker of Parliament in hospital during the ban

Nurses who have had conflicts with them, may lose year-end bonuses. Coalition partners visited Kollár too, Matovič has apologised.26. Nov 2020, at 17:28

Kollár broke his second cervical vertebra during the accident. He is now wearing a halo brace.

The University Hospital in Bratislava risks collapse

Some doctors allegedly refuse to help at COVID-19 wards.23. Nov 2020, at 12:06

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Mobile testing is chaotic and there is a lack of tests

The data from the mobile testing sites are not part of official statistics.18. Nov 2020, at 11:48

Bratislava, Antolská Street

The beginning of the pandemic's end? Vaccine expected in Slovakia in January

Two shots will be needed. Infectologists also reveal which vaccine they would prefer and why.13. Nov 2020, at 16:41

Mathematician estimates false negatives at 25,000

False negatives are most frequent in less affected regions, like Bratislava, says Richard Kollár.1. Nov 2020, at 20:55

Richard Kollár

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.28. Oct 2020, at 18:08

Zborov, the Bardejov district

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.26. Oct 2020, at 18:31

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Poor preparedness for the second wave of the pandemic could lead to closures again

Slovakia has been dealing with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic for about a month now.11. Sep 2020, at 17:26

Coronavirus is no longer under control, some experts say

Experts also quarrel about the testing system.27. Aug 2020, at 11:49

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Bratislava is becoming a coronavirus epidemic hotspot

The major testing site at Kramáre collapsed on Monday after a municipal councillor wrote on Facebook that his test was positive.25. Aug 2020, at 10:57

Testing of seniors started in Bratislava Ružinov.

Daughter of Italian entrepreneur: I do not believe he committed suicide

Questions surround the death of the publisher of Buongiorno Slovacchia. He allegedly received threats before he died.3. Aug 2020, at 11:01

Loris Colusso

Female Roma lawyer who has known poverty and prejudice. Progressives have a new leader

The human rights expert, Irena Bihariová, brands herself a social liberal. She believes teaming up with Spolu was a mistake.15. Jun 2020, at 7:00

Irena Bihariová and Michal Truban, new and former chairs of Progressive Slovakia, hug each other in Bratislava on June 6, 2020.

Health care purges have started - 12 top managers gone within two months

Health care analysts question the speed of the removals and some replacements the minister has chosen.11. Jun 2020, at 10:16

Health Minister Marej Krajčí

No virus, no treatment, patients with other medical issues complain

Hospitals and outpatient departments defend themselves, saying they follow hygienic instructions.6. May 2020, at 20:27

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Analyst: Coronavirus spread has slowed down thanks to disciplined people

Martin Smatana says that a second and third wave of the coronavirus epidemic is possible.27. Apr 2020, at 10:08

Martin Smatana heads the Institute of Health Policies (IZP) at the Health Ministry in Bratislava.

New prognosis for Slovakia: The spread of the coronavirus dropped under the critical limit

Settlements and retirement homes need to be a special focus during the COVID-19 pandemic.24. Apr 2020, at 15:30

Testing in the marginalised Roma communities in eastern Slovakia.

What can I do during Easter? (FAQ)

Can I go shopping or refuel in another district? Can a driver not wearing a mask be fined? Find the answers.8. Apr 2020, at 13:44

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