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Schuster suing doctors for damages

PRESIDENT Rudolf Schuster is suing two Bratislava hospitals for injuring his health when he had a ruptured colon that required his evacuation to Vienna two years ago. He is asking Sk450,000 ($10,500) in damages.

The president alleges that doctors at the hospital misdiagnosed his condition, and then botched an initial operation.

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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

News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.

Orava and Bardejov in the spotlight. Nationwide testing is go in four districts

Thousands of people turned out to get tested on the first day.

Testing in Oravský Podzámok, under Oravský Hrad castle.

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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