Slovakia agrees with wearing masks and would tolerate a curfew

The recent Focus poll suggests most people in Slovakia are satisfied with how the government is managing the coronavirus crisis.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

Most people in Slovakia think the state is managing the current coronavirus crisis well and is providing accurate information, under both former PM Peter Pellegrini and current PM Igor Matovič.

Nearly 80 percent of people consider the measures to stop the coronavirus from spreading adequate. Only about 5 percent say they are exaggerated, while 13 percent would welcome even stricter steps, according to a poll carried out by the Focus agency for the Denník N daily.

The pollster surveyed 1,015 respondents on March 25 and 26, 2020 through an online form. The form does not include the close to 20 percent of the population that has no internet connection (mostly elderly people aged 60 years and older).

The rest of this article is premium content at
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on and

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Coronavirus comes with an irreversible change to Slovakia's labour market

The pandemic makes work more flexible and intensifies digitalisation.

Digital platforms have become the daily bread at work.

The sad reality behind the masks

When the coronavirus epidemic is gone, we will have to deal with an epidemic of obesity and dementia.

Face masks are obligatory in Slovakia.

A riot in Smer: Pellegrini calls on Fico to step down (news digest)

Hungary will open its border with Slovakia. More people favour self-isolation over state quarantine.

Smer deputy chair Peter Pellegrini called on Smer chair Robert Fico to step down at his press conference on May 26, 2020.

Coronavirus forced precisely the kind of changes Slovakia's schools need

Teachers and experts urge government to keep ‘natural’ school reforms during pandemic.

Illustrative stock photo