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US president addresses SNP anniversary

AS SLOVAKIA commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) against the Nazis on August 29, US President George Bush sent his greetings.

During World War II, the United States and allied nations came together to defeat Nazism, the message stated. It went on to say that by engaging approximately 50,000 Nazi soldiers, the Slovak National Uprising demonstrated the hope, courage, and conviction of the Slovak people.

According to Bush, these values helped Slovaks endure four decades behind the Iron Curtain and are evident today as Slovaks build democratic traditions and participate in peacekeeping missions to advance freedom around the world.

Bush thanked the Slovaks who helped captured Americans escape from prison camps, as well as those who risked their lives to provide food, clothing, and shelter to Americans in need.

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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

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