... As SDĽ implodes

Three members of the SDĽ held simultaneous meetings on October 13 in Bratislava and offered three different stances, the Pravda daily reported. Chairman Peter Weiss warned the ruling coalition could be leading the country toward an authoritarian regime, while Robert Fico said he was glad the SDĽ had disappointed the KDH by not participating in the opposition parties' meeting that followed the parliamentary special session. Another party member, Ľubomír Fogas, attacked the DU. The party's council issued a statement saying the SDĽ "does not want to and cannot be in a homogenous opposition camp."

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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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