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Soldiers to clear Iraq of mines

THE CABINET has decided to send 85 soldiers to Iraq to assist in mine clearance and the elimination of explosive systems in the post-war country.

The decision still needs to be approved by parliament. If MPs agree, Slovak military engineers will leave for Iraq in midsummer this year.

It is estimated that the expedition will cost about Sk300 million (€7.1 million).

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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov