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Fitch not ready to raise rating

THE FITCH ratings agency says it will raise Slovakia to investment grade when the country lowers its fiscal deficit, something the new Dzurinda cabinet has promised to do during its four-year term.

The agency dropped Slovakia from investment grade in 1998 after state spending under the 1994-1998 Vladimír Mečiar government threatened the economy.

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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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He wore his mask with his nose uncovered. Kotleba is COVID-19 positive

Three more MPs have reportedly tested positive so far.

Marian Kotleba in parliament with his mask under his nose

Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.