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Funeral held for slain skinhead

A funeral was held in the central Slovak town of Prievidza on August 28 for Jaroslav Bahna, a 19-year-old skinhead, TASR reported. Bahna was reportedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife while getting off a bus in Prievidza four days earlier by an unnamed 26-year-old Roma. Bahna, who had been doing compulsory military service, was buried with military honors. More than 2,000 people, including 300 skinheads from around Slovakia, attended the ceremonies. Also present were Slovak National Party (SNS) Chairman Ján Slota, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) deputy Arpád Tarnóczy, and Prievidza district council head Miroslav Miloš. The funeral ceremony proceeded calmly. Following the funeral, Slota expressed "deep indignation" at Bahna's "brutal murder" and called for a referendum on the death penalty.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

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

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

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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