PM Igor Matovič announced that some necessary planned surgeries will proceed again. He informed about it at his April 14 press conference.
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All planned surgeries had been postponed as hospitals were preparing for the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia.
Now hospitals will re-start operating on patients whose condition requires surgeries. The performance of surgeries will depend on the health conditions of the patients.
“We would like to reward ill people for their responsible behaviour,” the prime minister told the media.
Matovič also announced that on Monday, April 20, the government will introduce a precise plan on which shops and under what conditions will they be allowed to open.
He emphasised that public health experts rather than economists will decide on opening shops.
Matovič has been somewhat opposed to easing the measures for businesses, stressing that public health was of utmost importance to him. On the other hand, Economy Minister Richard Sulík has been calling for opening more shops and partially restarting the national economy.
Read more about the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia:
- These are the measures currently in place in Slovakia
- How Slovakia prepared for the coronavirus
- Do I have the coronavirus? How to proceed if you have a suspicion
- More information about what the coronavirus is and how to protect yourself from the infection (WHO)
- Situation update on EU/EEA and the UK as of March 6 morning
- Q&A: State of emergency declared about coronavirus
14. Apr 2020 at 13:23 | Compiled by Spectator staff