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Jobless rate down to 17.7 per cent

REGISTERED unemployment fell for the fourth month in a row in May to 17.67 per cent, or about 510,000 people. Bratislava region had the lowest rate at 5.5 per cent, and eastern Košice the highest at 24.4 per cent.

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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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