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Focus: Smer tops February poll

THE OPPOSITION party Smer would have won a general election with 17.6 per cent support from voters had it been held in early February, according to an opinion poll released by the agency Focus February 24.

In second place came the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia with 16.5 per cent support, followed by PM Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, garnering 13.2 percent of popular support.

The survey was conducted from January 29 to February 10 on a sample of 1,862 respondents.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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