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Bank robber takes Sk170,000

A masked and armed robber stole Sk170,000 (€4,250) from the HVB Bank in Trnava October 11. It was the 20th bank robbery in Slovakia this year.

The man was described as about 25 years old, wearing a grey sports jacket, blue jeans, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

According to Interior Minister Vladimír Palko, the number of bank robberies in Slovakia is not alarming. In Austria, 82 banks have already been robbed this year. In Germany, 1,000 banks are robbed annually, and in Italy this number rises to about 2,500.

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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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For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

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