BUSINESS BRIEFS

VW promises new factory, more cars

Auto maker VW Slovakia, responsible for more than 15 per cent of Slovak exports last year, is planning to open a third production site in central Slovakia employing 400-500 people, and raise its output of cars from about 180,000 last year to over 200,000 this year.

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Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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