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Slovaks most ill in Europe

WORLD Health Organisation statistics showed that the average Slovak visits his doctors 16 times per year, a rate that makes Slovaks the most frequently sick among Europeans.

Health Minister Rudolf Zajac said the statistics were an indication that Slovaks misused health-care services, and argued that the planned introduction of payments for individual visits to doctors would cut down on the number of patients.

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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.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger