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AIDS hits Slovak gays

The number of people in Slovakia registered as HIV positive stands at 131, journalists were told yesterday in the run up to World Aids Day December 1.

Emil Tomášik, director of the HIV/AIDS Coordination Centre in Bratislava, said the virus is being spread mainly via sexual intercourse, and that nearly 70 percent of those infected were homosexual males.

The figures, which Tomášik provided to the TASR news wire, were last updated September 30.

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News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

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.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger