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Silent homage to Beslan victims

SLOVAK Education Minister Martin Fronc has asked all schools to observe a minute's silence at noon September 14 in memory of the victims of the Beslan massacre, the news wire TASR wrote.

European Parliament President Josep Borell Fontelless has called for schools across the European Union to hold a minute's silence at the same time.

At least 335 people, half of them children, died in the violent denouement to the hostage crisis in the southern Russian town on September 3.

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News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

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Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.