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Košice climbing out of deep hole

THE CITY of Košice, which last year faced possible cross-default, has been given a long-term rating with a positive outlook by the Slovak Ratings Agency, whose director says the city is showing "growth potential" after making budget cuts.

The director, Rudolf Autner, praised the courage of city leaders in "looking at themselves naked in the mirror" and bringing in an independent advisor to point the way out of the city's financial crisis. "That's not common in Slovakia, especially at the municipal level," said Autner.

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Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov