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1,000 soldiers to help protect Slovakia

A THOUSAND soldiers are helping police protect Slovakia's most important routes and buildings as the country tightens security. The secret service says it has intensified investigation of extremist groups in the country.

Stricter controls will be in place at the country's airports and border crossings, and visa applications from countries in the Middle East will come under more scrutiny than usual, officials said.

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News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.

A curfew for those who refuse testing? Lawyers and president have doubts

The government risks the Constitutional Court canceling the nationwide testing.

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The cabinet approves plan for permanent kurzarbeit

The new fund is expected to be introduced from 2022.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak