NEWS BRIEFS

Nový Čas most popular newspaper

NOVÝ Čas, a tabloid newspaper, remains Slovakia's most popular publication, followed by Pravda and SME.

One in four Slovaks read Nový Čas, showed a Market&Media&Lifestyle survey conducted by the Median agency from April 28 to August 24 on a sample of 2,214 respondents.

Pravda and SME are read by 9 percent of respondents, followed by Šport and Národná obroda with 6 and 3 percent of readers, respectively.

The survey also showed that private TV Markíza remains the country's most watched channel with a viewership rate of 67 percent, SITA news wire wrote.

In the radio category, the public Rádio Slovensko is most popular.

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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.

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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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