COMPILED BY TOM NICHOLSON FROM PRESS REPORTS

Last two state banks to be sold in 2003

The head of the FNM state privatisation agency has said the sale of the last two banks in state hands – the tiny Banka Slovakia and Poštová Banka – will likely not go through until next year. The FNM is in final negotiations with the Austrian Meinl Bank on a 60 per cent stake in Banka Slovakia, while a majority stake in Poštová is being fought over by the domestic Tatra Bank and Ceská Poisťovňa, both of whom have been asked to increase their bids.

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Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

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News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.