Quote of the week

“I had a secret dream of one million voters, which we have achieved.”

“I had a secret dream of one million voters, which we have achieved.”

Smer leader party Robert Fico, after it emerged that his party had won a sweeping victory in Slovakia’s March 10 general election, attracting more than 1.1 million votes.

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Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

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News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

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Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

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